FT needs CPR registrations by Aug. 10
In April, the Franklin Township Fire Department looked to offer CPR classes through the American Red Cross to residents who voiced interest in obtaining the certification or training.
Now those classes might not happen, said Franklin Township Fire Chief Richard Howard.
Residents were informed at the Aug. 4 trustees meeting nobody had registered, nor prepaid for the “Friends and Family” course.
This course instructs participants in rescue skills such as the American Heart Association’s chain of survival, signs of heart attacks, strokes, choking, etc.
On Aug. 8 the township reported two individuals had paid and registered for the course.
According to Howard, if the township does not have at least five students register and pay for the class by Aug. 10, it will be canceled.
“We thought we were going to get a big turnout,” Howard said. “Hopefully we do by the 10th.”
Howard said the initial response by residents and internal staff prompted the department to schedule two classes – one being for an overflow of registrations. Also, three instructors have been lined up.
The fire department plans on hosting the 2.5 hour class at their Sullivant Avenue fire station on Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.
To register and pay the $30 registration fee before Aug. 10 call 279-9411 and press 0.
Howard spoke on trying another set of CPR classes this winter.