IOWA CITY– In honor of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week, May 20 through 26, the Johnson County Ambulance Service is offering free CPR training for the public. It is important that more people survive cardiac arrest. The greater the number of people who know CPR, the better someone’s chances of surviving. Heart attack, drowning or other problems may cause someone’s heart to stop pumping blood. This is called cardiac arrest. If you give a person CPR right away they are more likely to survive. Most cardiac arrests happen at home with family members. You can help a loved one survive by doing CPR. Help us save lives, learn CPR.
The American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR course will be offered on Sunday, May 20, and on Wednesday, May 23, at noon. The Family and Friends CPR is easy to learn and effective. Call the Johnson County Ambulance Service at 319-356-6013 to register for the free CPR course.