Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free CPR Training - CPR Sunday - October 10th

CPR Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On the second Sunday in October each year, students are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR manikins and Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Tacoma Fire Department certified CPR card (good for two years).  Over 6,000 participants have attended this life saving class.

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 10, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please pre-register at

What Attendees Can Expect

  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom training
  • Four class options: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, or 2 pm
  • Practical training with CPR manikins and AED's.
What Attendees Will Learn
  • What happens when you call 9-1-1
  • Patient assessment
  • One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway
  • Automated external defibrillator use
  • Foreign body airway obstruction management
  • Essentials of a home first aid kit
  • CPR-related information/reminder list for home and wallet

Monday, September 20, 2010

Boxing Night a Smashing Success

Many thanks to all of you who attended and supported this years Guns and Hoses Charity Boxing event.  It was a fantastic night of hard hitting action. A special thanks to the men and women of the Fire Service and Law Enforcement that spent months training and gave their "all" in the ring - you put on quite a show!

Congratulations to Tacoma firefighter Marlon Ridgeway and Lakewood Police officer John Babcock for their inspiring performance in the "fight of the night."

TFD (red) Marlon Ridgeway and LPD (blue) John Babcock