Letter: CPR training available from rescue squad

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To the editor:We applaud the recent commentary in the Manchester Journal pointing out that CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) improves the odds of surviving a heart attack. The Northshire Rescue Squad (previously known as the Manchester Rescue Squad) offers CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training for the general public.The course is the American Heart Association's Heartsaver CPR/AED. This training is a video-based, instructor-led hands-on course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.This course teaches skills with the AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students' learning of skills. The Northshire Rescue Squad's CPR/AED training is taught on the first Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. and can run for 2-3 hours. The cost is $40 per person. Classes are held at the Manchester Public Safety Building, located near the Manchester Police and Fire Departments. As class size is limited, you need to preregister in advance by calling 802-362-1995. Our community is safer with more of us trained in CPR.The Northshire Rescue Squad Board of Trustees


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