More people will soon have the skills to save lives as the Esquimalt Fire Department launches free online CPR training sessions.
Anyone interested can sign up for hour-long live Zoom sessions with a fire department member. Prior to their session, registrants pick up a sanitized mannequin and course materials, which they will return for sanitizing after they’re complete.
“We want to empower our community to have the confidence and knowledge to potentially save a loved one or bystander,” said Esquimalt Fire Chief Chris Jancowski. CPR can help save a person’s life if they are unresponsive.
The session will discuss personal safety, common questions and compression techniques. It is not, however, for certification.
Training sessions will be offered seven days a week at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. People can request a date and time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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