CPR training offered in Port Arthur on Saturday
Residents who want to learn CPR will get their chance during a free
training session Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Port Arthur Civic Center.
The training, sponsored by the Port Arthur Fire Department and Acadian
Ambulance Service, will be held in conjunction with the Port Arthur
Health Department’s annual health fair at the Port Arthur Bob Bowers
An American Heart Association CPR certification session will be offered
from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration is required; to register, visit the fire
department’s web site at www.portarthurfd.com.
An American Heart Association Friends-and-Family CPR demonstration with
hands-on training will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. The public is
invited; pre-registration is not required.
So far this year, the department has certified about 300 people with
American Heart Association CPR credentials. In the past 18 months,
Port Arthur has purchased 18 automatic external defibrillators to be
placed throughout the city for use by the public.
Acadian will provide additional instructors and training equipment.
“Having as many people trained in CPR as possible is a tremendous asset
to a community,” said Mike Burney, Acadian’s vice president of
operations for Southeast Texas. “Acadian is very pleased to work with
the Port Arthur Fire Department to bring these free classes to the