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Truckee fire purchases new life-saving devices

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE ” Truckee Fire Protection District will soon be making available two Automatic External Defibrillators for public special events.

Judge C. Anders Holmer recently voiced a concern to Chief Keller about the lack of Automatic External Defibrillators, commonly called “AEDs,” at Pop Warner and other sporting/special events in the community.

The Truckee Firefighters Charitable Fund, and the Truckee Fire Protection District have purchased two AEDs to be used by the public. Training sessions are being organized.

The Truckee Firefighters Charitable Fund and the Truckee Fire Protection District are hoping that more AEDs both portable or fixed will be added to the community. For more information contact Chief Botto, 582-7850.

Truckee Fire Protection District also offers American Heart CPR classes here in our community. The class is taught every second Wednesday of the month at our Gateway Station, 11473 Donner Pass Road (just east of the high school), at 5:30 p.m.

If you are interested in signing up for a CPR class call the Truckee Fire Administration office, call (530) 582-7850 or drop by the office at 10049 Donner Pass Road in Downtown Truckee to sign up for a specific class.

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The fee for the class is $30 and includes an instructional book, pocket mask key chain, and a CPR certification card that is good for two years. These classes are designed for the health care professional, as well as the layperson. They are a low-pressure class with a high success rate.

Our instructors would like to remind you that new CPR standards were put into effect in 2006. These standards have simplified the process of performing CPR, making it easier to remember the proper breath and compression rates for all ages and sizes of victims.

To quote one of our instructors, “If there is one person in this world you love, you should take this class.”

Classroom instruction and skills testing takes about four hours to complete.