Due to the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Sevierville Fire Department is postponing CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed classes for the remainder of 2020. Decisions on classes in 2021 will be made at a later date.
The Sevierville Fire Department recognizes the need for continued community education programs. Although in-person classes have been postponed, the American Heart Association offers a CPR Anytime program.
CPR Anytime is an excellent way to learn the core skills of CPR if you are unable to attend an in-person course. CPR Anytime kits are available for purchase online and contain everything you need to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED awareness, and choking relief in about 20 minutes in the safety and comfort of your own home. CPR Anytime is for anyone who wants to learn basic lifesaving resuscitation skills and does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.
There are two CPR Anytime kits available; Infant CPR Anytime or Adult & Child CPR Anytime ($38.50 each). Information on these kits is available at https://cpr.heart.org/en/cpr-courses-and-kits/cpr-anytime.
And for those not interested in the CPR Anytime program, but still want to know the most basic skills of CPR, the American Heart Association Hands Only CPR Video is available at https://www.youtube.com/.
Also, one more video that covers the two steps to Hands-Only CPR in a more “fun” approach is available at https://www.youtube.com.
For additional information about SFD programs or the resources listed above, please call the SFD at 865-453-9276.