CPR Training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Heartsaver training is held from 9:00 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month at the Fire Prevention offices, located at 17355 S. 68th Court. The fee for this class is $45, which is payable in advance.  Upon completion, you will be certified in infant and adult CPR / automated external defibrillator (AED) through the American Heart Association.

BLS for Healthcare Provider classes are offered the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m.  The fee for this class is $45, which is payable in advance.  This class is directed toward EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses and respiratory therapists who must have a credentialed card documenting successful completion of a CPR course.  Your employer can direct you to the proper class required. 

Registration for all classes closes at noon three days prior to the class date.  Only cash or check will be accepted. 

If intersted in purchasing an AED for your business, the link below provides more information.
    Where can I purchase an AED?


The Story Behind Resusci Anne

This is the Death Mask of a young woman who drowned in the River Seine in the 1880’s.  As was customary in those days, her corpse was put on display in the Paris mortuary, in the hope that someone might recognize her and claim her body.  The pathologist on duty became entranced by the girl with the enigmatic half-smile, and so he commissioned a plaster cast made of her face.  This mask was replicated many times over.   She became known as “L’Inconnue de la Seine,” or “The Unknown Woman of the Seine.”  In 1955, a toy maker named Asmund Laerdal created what we now know as the CPR doll.  Asmund wanted his mannequin to have a natural appearance.  Remembering a mask on the wall of his grandparents’ house many years earlier, he decided that the L’Inconnue de la Seine would become the face of Resusci Anne.  So you see, this anonymous woman who drowned in the 19th century is responsible for saving many, many lives the world over.  It is said that she has the most kissed face of all time. 

Resusci Anne