Sign up for CPR Training

Above: Anyone ages 14+ can train to get CPR certified through a Southborough Rec program next month. (image cropped from pic on Unsplash by Martin Splitt)

Southborough Recreation is offering two sessions of a CPR Training course next month. It’s worth noting here that the Southborough Senior Center is also looking to offer CPR sessions this spring – but there are some differences.

Participants in the Rec program will be trained “to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.”

Those who successfully complete the two hour course will receive a completion card that’s valid for two years. The Rec website pitches:

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is geared towards anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements – or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

The program is for ages 14+. You can sign up for either Tuesday, March 3rd or Wednesday, March 16th. Both sessions will be held 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Public Safety Building.

The cost to register is $75. To sign up for a session click here.

As for the Senior Center’s offering, the first aid program was to be provided for free. But those one hour sessions weren’t for someone seeking certification. Their newsletter described:

Join Southborough Fire Lieutenant Chris Dano for a review of CPR, choking assistance and the use of the AED (defibrillator ). This session is a refresher, not a formal class (no need for prior training, no tests).

Their program was initially planned for January. It had to be cancelled when the Center was temporarily closed, and a new date has yet to be set. They hope to include a new date in their newsletter for March & April, so stay tuned for those details.

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