Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) announces it will be

offering free Hands-Only CPR training sessions for the general public. Students will

learn how to perform hands-only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth) for an adult who does

not show signs of life, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and

how to assist an adult who is choking and cannot breathe. Hands-Only CPR takes

only 30 minutes to learn; it is NOT a certification-level class.

Classes will take place on Friday January 3, 2014, at 6:30PM and 7:00PM, in the

training classroom of the Westport Police/EMS Headquarters building, located at 50

Jesup Road. Participants need to attend only one 30-minute session, at the

time of their choosing. Participants should use the Training Division entrance on

the west side of the building (facing the Library). Please do not park in spaces

designated for the Police Department.


Pre-registration is required in order to ensure a proper ratio of instructors to

students. Sign up by sending an e-mail to cpr@westportems.org, or call our CPR

Hotline @ (203) 341-6030. Please indicate the date and time that you want to


Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS), a designated American

Heart Association (AHA) training center, also conducts certified CPR and First Aid

classes. For a full schedule of our classes, please go to our website,

www.westportems.org, and click on the Training tab.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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