Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at anytime. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew C.P.R., more lives could be saved. Immediate C.P.R. can double, or even triple, a victim’s chances of survival. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest. Less than one-third of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR.
Riley Fire Department offers C.P.R. classes to the general public, businesses and other emergency responders. Classes are held at the Riley Fire Department training room. We offer both the Professional BLS for Healthcare Provider class and also CPR for Family and Friends class. You can find more information on each class below. Classes are offered through the American Heart Association and utilize their lesson plan. Following successful completion of the class, students will receive a certifictation from the American Heart Association that is good for two years. Class size is limited.
If you are intested in attending a class to learn C.P.R. or you have further questions regarding our classes, please click the link below, complete the form in it’s entirety and submit the form. A representative from Riley Fire Department will contact you in several days regarding your inquiry. We thank you for your interest in our classes.
For even more information on sudden cardiac arrest and C.P.R. check out the American Heart Association’s website.