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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 cardiac arrest and drowning. It is recommended that every member of your home know CPR. 

CPR Class Schedule to Resume in April 2019

The free CPR classes will resume in April 2019. The schedule will be posted here when it is available. 

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

CPR and AED training manual

*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.

Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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Station 8
4911 South Alaska
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5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM