You can become a lifesaver by learning CPR.

  • Bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double a victim's chance of survival.

  • 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home which means the life you save by knowing CPR is likely to be someone close to you -- a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

Hands-only CPR: Learn in minutes with a free online video

Hands-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. Any attempt at CPR is better than no attempt - and hands-only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR with mouth-to-mouth in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.

>> Watch the INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO to learn hands-only CPR from the American Heart Association

Monthly CPR, AED & First Aid classes

After you’ve learned hands-only CPR, AHA recommends you build your skills with a class. South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue offers monthly CPR, first aid and AED (automated external defibrillator) training using the AHA Heartsaver curriculum. People who have had CPR training are more likely to give high-quality chest compressions and are more confident about their skills.

The class includes certification for adult, child and infant CPR. Certification is good for two years. Students must be at least 12 years old. The cost is $30.

Class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S., Everett (near Mariner High School).

Schedule and registration

Classes are scheduled for the following dates:  

  • March 10, 2018
  • May 12, 2018

Registration for this first aid and CPR class is provided through Mountlake Terrace Parks and Recreation:

  • By phone: 425-776-9173
  • Online registration:  You must first create an account, then search for the CPR class you would like to attend.

For more information, contact Kristen Thorstenson.