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City, Rotary Continue Free CPR/AED Training

Post Date:12/15/2017 8:56 am

Due to continued popularity, additional Heart Safe Plymouth training sessions have been announced. A partnership between the City of Plymouth Public Safety Department and Rotary Club of Plymouth, the free trainings teach bystander CPR and AED use to the public.

Wednesday Evening CPR/AED Trainings
The following training sessions are set for 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of the Plymouth Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., adjacent to City Hall. To register, visit Space is limited to 30 participants per training session.

  • Jan. 3
  • Jan. 24
  • Feb. 7
  • Feb. 21

Saturday Morning CPR/AED Trainings
The following training sessions are set for 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Plymouth Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane. To register, visit Space is limited to 50 participants per training session.

  • Jan. 20
  • Feb. 24
  • March 24

About the Training Sessions
Registration is required. Due to the popularity of the training sessions and limited space, early registration is encouraged. The one-hour training sessions are open to teenagers and adults who are interested in learning to help save lives. Participants can learn hands-only CPR, which teaches chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breaths, as well as the use of an AED.

An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a portable electronic device that automatically detects disturbances in the rhythm of a heartbeat and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.

Heart Safe Plymouth Background
The City of Plymouth was designated a Heart Safe Community in 2013 by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes efforts by individual communities to improve their system for preventing deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.

Rotary Club of Plymouth began holding free CPR and AED training sessions in 2012 and has helped train more than 4,300 Plymouth residents and businesspeople. Sponsors include Heart Safe communities through AHA, Minnesota Department of Health and Allina Health.

Businesses groups and organizations can obtain more information or schedule a free training. For more information, email, call CPR/AED Instructor Norm Okerstrom at 763-238-8443 or visit

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