The "Heart Ready" program offered by the JCFD provides both CPR /AED & Opiate awareness training to residents of Johns Creek. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of recognition by the Johns Creek Fire Department.
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.
Participants must be at least 12 years old and residents of Johns Creek. The classes hold up to 20 people. Check the JCFD's online CPR Certification application form or the City's calendar for class dates, times and location. The 2018 dates include:
- April 28 (8 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
- July 21 (8 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
- Oct. 27 (8 a.m. and 11 a.m.)
Online registration becomes available 30 days prior to each class.
According to the American Heart Association, every 26 seconds an American has a coronary incident and every 60 seconds someone dies from one.