Firefighters team up with nurses for CPR

Firefighters team up with nurses for CPR

Community health and wellness nurses at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital have teamed up with the New Philadelphia firefighters to offer free Hands Only CPR instruction to the community at the fire department two days each week.


New Philadelphia firefighters and the community health and wellness nurses at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital want everyone in the community to know the basics of CPR and be able to respond in an emergency. So they have teamed up to host free instructional sessions two days a week at the New Philadelphia Fire Department.

The Hands Only CPR training sessions are scheduled Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m., and participants can stop in any time during those hours.

“It takes only about 10 minutes to learn the basics of CPR,” New Philadelphia Fire Chief Jim Parrish said. “We want as many people in our community as possible to be able to perform the basic skills of CPR. It can be a matter of life and death to assist a person until paramedics or other first responders arrive.”

Carol Price, the hospital’s manager of employee health and community health and wellness, said the Hands Only CPR sessions may not provide for official certification for participants, but the basic skills they gain are extremely valuable.

“We are very thankful that New Philadelphia firefighters are providing their time and space at the fire station to help reach the community with basic CPR,” Price said. “This is designed to be presented to anyone who wants to know more about CPR and the basics of how to respond if necessary in a friendly learning environment.”

For questions or more details, call the New Philadelphia Fire Department at 330-343-4432 or the community relations department at Union Hospital at 330-308-3599.

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