The Alabaster Fire Department will host a community CPR class at the Alabaster Senior Center on Jan. 26. (Contributed)

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Alabaster holding community CPR class

Published 3:09pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster Fire Department will offer some potentially life-saving lessons on Jan. 26 as the department hosts a public CPR class at the Alabaster Senior Center.

The class will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, which is at 1097 Seventh St. S.W. The cost of a CPR certification card is $5.

Alabaster Interim Fire Chief Jim Golden said CPR certification can, and regularly does, help to save lives. He said CPR administered after a sudden cardiac arrest can “dramatically increase a victim’s chance of survival.”

“Statistics from the American Heart Association show if you administer CPR, the life you save is most likely to be someone at your home: A child, a spouse, a parent or a friend,” Golden said. The life you save with CPR will likely be someone you love.”

To register for the CPR class, visit Alabasterfire.org and click on the “CPR Registration” link on the left side of the site.

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