The City of Manassas Fire & Rescue and Local 4466 are hosting ‘Operation Staying Alive’ CPR training on May 20.
“The City’s Fire & Rescue Department has created this event in an effort teach as many people as possible how to save a life by using hands only CPR. The training only takes 30 minutes and there are 10 time slots to choose from between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Certified CPR instructors will lead each session and also give a preview of the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator),” stated a release.
The training has 10 time slots, and the city is hoping to train up to 1,000 people in one day. This would set a state record, according to a release.
“We are asking folks to spend just 30 minutes in a day to learn a lifesaving skill that can last a lifetime. This is not a full CPR course, but participants will learn a technique that can definitely save a life,” stated City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Chief Rob Clemons in a release.
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20, there will be a CPR training held for Spanish speakers.
Getting CPR training can be crucial because, “CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heartbeat. When the heart stops, the lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. A person may die within eight to 10 minutes,” stated a release.