A community member performs hands-only CPR on a training manikin with an EMT supervisingFire prevention isn’t the only thing on our mind in October. It’s also Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month!

Sudden cardiac arrest affects thousands of people in the United States each year and is a leading cause of death. But some of those deaths are preventable, and your actions could save a life!

It’s important to know what to do when you find someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. We at the Madison Fire Department are committed to educating as many people as possible to perform hands-only CPR and use an AED.

Each month we host free classes at one of our fire stations. Our professional EMTs and paramedics teach you these basic lifesaving skills in a fun and approachable manner. 

Register now for our upcoming classes!

·  Wednesday, November 29, 8:30-10:00 a.m. - Fire Station 12 (400 South Point Road)

·  Wednesday, November 29, 10:15-11:45 a.m. - Fire Station 12 (400 South Point Road)

[NOTE: Our October 31 classes are full, but you can check our 8:30 a.m. registration page and our 10:15 a.m. registration page for last-minute openings.]

Madison is a leader in the nation among cities its size for cardiac arrest survival. Last year, Madison saw a record number of cardiac arrest saves, with 25 survivors able to return to their normal life after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Their survival was made possible by people willing to perform CPR until first responders arrived.

Sign up for one of our classes today, and tell a friend!

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