The Abingdon Fire Company is proud to offer members of our communities the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Class. Pre-registration IS required. There is a cost of $20 for First Aid Classes and $20 for CPR Classes that covers the expense of completion cards, pocket face-masks. Student texts will also be available for purchase.
To find out when the next class is please contact:
Classes are held at the Abingdon Road Fire Station:
3306 Abingdon Rd.
Abingdon, MD 21009
For additional information and registration, please contact:
Healthcare Provider classes are also open to the public if needed. Please contact Charlie Kranz for more information and class dates.
Here are some Facts and FAQs from the American Heart Association
Close to 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home and are witnessed by family members who often do not know CPR
Immediate bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival. The most common reason that many victims die is none of the people nearby know CPR.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of blacks
Only 6.3% of people know how to perform CPR in case of emergency
What is CPR?
CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is a procedure used to revive or resuscitate a person in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
What is a Community CPR Program?
Community CPR programs are organized to train as many persons as possible within a community in CPR. The higher the percentage of the population trained in CPR, the lower the death rate from heart attack.
Who Can Perform CPR?
Anyone. The procedure is easy to learn and simple to perform.
Who Needs CPR?
An unconscious person who is not breathing and has no pulse needs CPR. A person who is not breathing but has a pulse needs rescue breathing.
Why Should I Learn CPR?
Because you can make a difference! Cardiac arrest may be caused by a variety of diseases, illnesses, and injuries. Statistics show that 61% of those individuals who suffer cardiac arrest are revived if CPR is begun within the first minute following arrest. If you are present at the scene of a heart attack, accident, or drowning and know CPR, you can save a life.
How Can I Learn CPR?
Abingdon Fire Company will work with you to enroll you in a CPR class or to set up a class for your neighborhood, club, church, office, or school group. Anyone over the age of 12 can participate in a CPR class.
What Does Learning CPR Involve?
There are several levels of CPR training. HeartSaver is the most basic of CPR certifications, and includes choking, rescue breathing and one-person CPR. Healthcare Provider CPR covers rescue breathing, choking, two-person CPR, and infant resuscitation.