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CPR

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.  When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to buy time until normal heart function is restored.

Cardiac arrest is often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). When VF develops the heart quivers and doesn't pump blood. The victim in VF cardiac arrest needs CPR and delivery of a shock to the heart, called defibrillation. Defibrillation eliminates the abnormal VF heart rhythm and allows the normal rhythm to resume. Defibrillation is not effective for all forms of cardiac arrest but it is effective to treat VF, the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. 

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can make the difference between life and death during incidents such as heart attacks and drowning. It is recommended that every member in your home know CPR. 

CPR Class Schedule

You must register for a class by calling (253) 594-7979.

Our CPR classes are taught by TFD and offered to citizens living within the city limits of Tacoma, Fife, and Fircrest.  

Date

Time 

Location

June 1, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Station 16 
7217 6th Avenue
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June 17, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Fircrest Community Center
555 Contra Costa Avenue
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July 6, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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July 15, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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August 3, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Station 16 
7217 6th Avenue
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August 19, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Station 16 
7217 6th Avenue
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September 7, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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October 8, 2017 8 AM/10 AM /12 PM/2 PM

Foss High School
2112 S. Tyler

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November 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Station 16 
7217 6th Avenue
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November 18, 2017  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Fircrest Community Center
555 Contra Costa Avenue
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December 7, 2017  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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CPR and AED training manual
CPR Class Schedule Poster   

CPR Sunday is held on the second Sunday of October every year.  Visit our CPR Sunday page for additional information regarding our annual large-scale training event.