The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, in cooperation with the county board of supervisors, is offering free American Heart Association Heartsaver (CPR) and AED training classes to residents and employees of Mathews.
The first class will be held on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 9 a.m., said Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad president Scotty Bergman. It will last from 3-5 hours, depending on the number of participants. There are spots for up to 30 people.
The squad will be offering two classes annually, he said, with the second one in the fall.
“We have people who have heart attacks in churches and other places,” said Bergman, “and it’s not a bad idea to learn how to help our neighbors out.”
Anyone interested in becoming certified or who needs to renew their certification should call Bergman at 804-725-2800 (option 3) or stop by the rescue squad building to sign up.
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