County residents seeking CPR certification can take advantage of free classes offered by City of La Porte firefighters, according to Fire Chief Andy Snyder.
Beginning this weekend and lasting through the end of this year, the City of La Porte Fire Department will be offering free monthly CPR classes to La Porte County residents. Snyder said CPR can often be the difference between life and death in emergency situations.
"Not only do participants walk away from these classes with their certification, but also the confidence they need to potentially save a life," Snyder said. "Though we hope no one ever needs to use CPR, we know that the more people we can teach, the safer our community becomes. Our team is proud to offer this service to county residents and hope many will take advantage of this free program."
The classes, instructed by the department's very own firefighters at Fire Station #1, are approximately four hours long and offered on the following days:
- May 7 @ 11 a.m.
- May 20 @ 8 a.m.
- June 23 @ 4 p.m.
- July 18 @ 4 p.m.
- August 23 @ noon and 4 p.m.
- September 12 @ noon and 4 p.m.
- October 2 @ 8:00 AM
- November 14 @ 4 p.m.
- December 4 @ 4 p.m.
Snyder said this program is made possible in part by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.
Those interested can learn more and sign up by contacting Firefighter Michael Mulcrone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-362-3456.