CPR class was money well spent


To The Eagle:

If you get a chance to support our local volunteer fire departments – please do so. Here’s one reason why they deserve it.

On July 10, I took a CPR Cerification class at the Cathlamet Fire Department. Volunteer EMT Justin Roberts was the instructor. EMT Steve Lewis was there to help with questions and demonstrations. Justin was obviously very comfortable with the subject matter. He was friendly, informative, encouraging, open to questions and included just enough “war stories” to keep us entertained. The fire department has invested in great equipment for practice and is very cautious about cleaning between classes. We left about three hours later with a student workbook about First Aid/CPR/AED from the American Heart Association and Heartsaver certification. It was $40 well spent.

I’d like to thank Justin and Steve for donating their time and expertise to prepare local citizens to respond appropriately in an emergency. Their commitment to the community is praiseworthy. All too often we may forget how much we rely on these everyday heroes to respond to our 911 calls and save lives.

One word of advice – if you decide to grab a diet coke to drink in class you may want to double check the can. I showed up with a Bud-Lite instead. This made an excellent first impression!

Vicki Skeers

Puget Island


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