Allen Fire Department is embarking on a lofty goal: train every capable Allen citizen in CPR. Through free monthly classes, group training and special events, they hope to empower each participant to act quickly and confidently in an emergency.
Free CPR Classes
Beginning in January, citizens may enroll in a free “Family and Friends” CPR class offered on the third Saturday of each month. This hands-on training from the American Heart Association teaches how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants - both with and without the use of rescue breaths. Participants will also learn to use various AED (automated external defibrillator) devices, commonly found in public buildings such as offices, schools, recreation facilities and shopping centers.
The goal of this class is to empower participants to save the life of a friend, family member or stranger. Participants do not receive a formal CPR certification.
Classes are free, but participants must register in advance. Open to ages 10 and up. (Until students turn 16, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Select a class and register now.
Group CPR Training
Allen Fire Department offers CPR training to businesses, schools, churches and other groups located in Allen. Depending on the type of training requested, a small fee may apply for each participant. Call Allen Fire Department EMS Specialist Tony Cooper at 214.509.4420 or email him to learn more.
In addition to free monthly classes and group training, Allen Fire Department plans to offer free CPR training at select special events held in Allen. Events will be listed at AllenFire.org/CPR and on the City's community calendar.