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JCFD offers CPR certification class Jan. 20

January 03, 2018

CPR*The Jan. 20 class is now FULL. The next class is scheduled for April 20. Online registration becomes available 30 days prior to each class. 

The Johns Creek Fire Department is offering both CPR/AED and opiate awareness training to Johns Creek residents on Saturday, Jan. 20 at City Hall, 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 190.

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency procedure in which the heart and lungs are made to work by manually compressing the chest overlying the heart and forcing air into the lungs. CPR is used to maintain circulation when the heart stops pumping, usually because of disease, drugs, or trauma.

The use of an AED (automated external defibrillator), a small, portable device that sends an electric shock to the heart and restores a patient's heart rhythm to normal levels, greatly increases the chance of survival.

The opioid awareness portion of the class covers the physical dangers of opioid addiction, the process of administering Naloxone (Narcan) to save a victim of opiate overdose, and Georgia’s 911 Medical Amnesty law. 

Participants must be at least 12 years old and residents of Johns Creek (confirm address). Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of recognition by the Johns Creek Fire Department.

 The classes hold up to 20 people. Those interested in signing up can choose either the 8 a.m. class or 11 a.m. class. (*Note: The 11 a.m. class is now FULL. The 8 a.m. class still has some spots available.)  Register online on the City website