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Press Releases / 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 31, 2009

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY MOBILE CPR TRAINING UNIT BEGINS FREE SCHEDULED TRAINING IN EVERY BOROUGH STARTING IN 2010

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will begin holding regularly scheduled free CPR classes in all 5 boroughs starting on January 5, 2010. The first Tuesday through the fourth Tuesday and the fourth Thursday of every month there will be Borough CPR training sessions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens. 

Training is free to anyone over the age of 14. The goal of this program is increase the number of people in New York City trained in bystander CPR. Each class lasts 1 hour and participants in the class learn basic CPR skills from a member of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service. Volunteers for the class follow along using the CPR Anytime Personal Learning Kit, which features an instructional DVD and an inflatable mannequin. All participants are able take home the kit at the end of class and asked to pledge to use the kit to show five of their family members and friends how to perform CPR. This class teaches basic CPR technique and is not a certification course.

Below please find locations for in all five boroughs for CPR training.

MANHATTAN
First Tuesday of every month
Location: EMS Station 8, 435 East 26 Street, Bellevue Hospital

BROOKLYN
Second Tuesday of every month
Location: EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street

BRONX
Third Tuesday of every month
Location: EMS Station 18, 1647 Washington Avenue

STATEN ISLAND
Fourth Tuesday of every month
Location: EMS Station 23, 1100 Rossville Avenue

QUEENS
Fourth Thursday of every month
Location: EMS Station 54, 222-15 Merrick Boulevard

In addition, please visit www.nyc.gov/cprtogo for New York Sports Club locations offering free CPR classes starting in January.

Please visit www.fdnyfoundation.org or call 718-999-2413 for more information. 

***Attached please find a flyer for the FDNY CPR To Go program***


Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Steve Ritea, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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