Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Registration is open for CPR Sunday - 2018

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, participants are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR manikins and Automated External Defibrillators (AED). 

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 14, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

In order to secure your preferred class time please register.


What Attendees Can Expect
  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom training and 1 hour of hands-on 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

Note - this class is "Citizen Level CPR" and does not meet the Washington State Health Care Provider Level card requirements.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bystander CPR Saves a Life

On September 18, TFD was honored to recognize Ryan Fernandez and Athena Ward for their efforts in performing bystander CPR. The two initiated CPR on a person that had gone into cardiac arrest while working their shift at a local restaurant. Cardiac arrest survivor Cathy Mattson was on hand to thank the bystanders and first responders that were able to successfully revive her.
TFD offers free CPR classes twice a month, and once a year at our upcoming CPR Sunday event October 14, 2018. Please consider attending to learn how to save a life!