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CPR Classes To Be Offered In Alexander County

Alexander County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) invites the public to sign up for free CPR and AED training to be held every Tuesday in February. According to Alexander County EMS Director Jeff Sigmon, knowing how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) are valuable lifesaving skills.

The training will be offered on Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Topics include the importance of CPR, how to initiate the chain of survival, hands-on CPR training, and how to use an AED.

Space is limited to 25 people for each session. The training will be held at the Alexander County Emergency Services office, located at 75 1st Street SW in Taylorsville. To register, call (828) 632-4166, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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[Story and photo courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]