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CPR Classes Offered to Public

(La Porte, IN) - People seeking CPR certification can take advantage of free classes offered by City of La Porte firefighters, according to Fire Chief Andy Snyder.


From now until the end of the year,  the City of La Porte Fire Department is offering free monthly CPR classes to La Porte County residents.  Fire Chief Andy Snyder said CPR can often be the difference between life and death in emergency situations.  "Not only do participants walk away from these classes with their certification, but also the confidence they need to potentially save a life," Snyder said.


The instructors are firefighters at the department and each course is about four hours long.  "Though we hope no one ever needs to use CPR, we know that the more people we can teach, the safer our community becomes. Our team is proud to offer this service to county residents and hope many will take advantage of this free program," he said.


The courses at Fire Station #1 at 809 W. 18th St. are offered on the following days:

  • May 20 @ 8 a.m.
  • June 23 @ 4 p.m.
  • July 18 @ 4 p.m.
  • August 23 @ noon and 4 p.m.
  • September 12 @ noon and 4 p.m.
  • October 2 @ 8:00 AM
  • November 14 @ 4 p.m.
  • December 4 @ 4 p.m.

 Snyder said this program is made possible in part by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.  Those interested can learn more and sign up by contacting Firefighter Michael Mulcrone at mike.mulcrone@laportefire.com or 219-362-3456.

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