WAYLAND — Chief Neil McPherson announces that the Wayland Fire Department is offering a free Friends & Family CPR course in December and encourages those interested in learning more about this lifesaving technique to sign up.
Friday, Dec. 9, from 9-11 a.m.
Public Safety Building, 38 Cochituate Road
The free Friends & Family CPR program is an American Heart Association course that focuses on hands-only CPR, as well as responding to choking emergencies.
This course is intended for those who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. Friends & Family CPR is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and anyone interested in learning how to save a life.
“CPR training is important and has the potential to help save a life in emergency situations,” Chief McPherson said. “Community members should know that even those without any medical knowledge can become well versed in it, and we encourage anyone interested to take our course to learn more.”
The Department hosts Friends & Family CPR courses quarterly.
To sign up for the course and for more information, please email Firefighter Mitch Mabardy at MMabardy@wayland.ma.us. The signup deadline is Monday, Dec. 5.
Additionally, the Wayland Fire Department also offers additional courses in CPR/First Aid for individuals and groups seeking completion cards. These courses also may be scheduled by emailing Firefighter Mabardy. Additional fees may apply.