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Monday, June 24, 2024

Free CPR class available for Marion residents

Ocala Fire Rescue is offering a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class this week that is open to all residents of Marion County.

The non-certificate class will be taught by OFR at the agency’s building (1801 SE 32nd Ave. in Ocala) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.

According to a press release, the Ocala Fire Rescue hopes to use the event to encourage individuals and families to work toward a “healthier and well-prepared community” by employing preventative measures toward heart disease, like learning CPR.

Participants attending the class should expert to learn:

  • Hands-only CPR;
  • How to correctly operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and
  • How to assist choking victims.

The class is free and open to all Marion County residents.

For more information, contact Community Health Director Christy Jergens at 352-644-2677 or at Christy.Jergens@Flhealth.gov.