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N4T Lifesaver: Free CPR classes offered this Lifesaver season

TUCSON – For the past decade, the News 4 Tucson Lifesaver has been committed to keeping kids safe in and around the water.

Drowning only takes a few seconds, and it’s also 100% preventable.

Knowing how to respond to a water incident involving a child can mean the difference between life and death.

“As a paramedic in the community for just over 35 years, people ask me, I want to save a life. My response is – take a CPR class,” Bill Spurbeck, founder and CEO of CPR 2 U told the news four Tucson Lifesaver.

Spurbeck’s organization provided just over 1,400 free CPR lessons last Lifesaver season.

CPR 2 U recently moved into a new central location, where they’ll provide two-and-a-half hour CPR classes for our News 4 Tucson viewers, who want to learn life-saving skills.

“It covers adult, child, and infant CPR, choking for unconscious and conscious victims, and again, they receive a certification from the heart association that’s good for two years,” Spurbeck told the News 4 Tucson Lifesaver.

Spurbeck also tells the News 4 Tucson Lifesaver, the loss of his brother four years ago helped motivate him, to want to provide free lifesaving instruction to our community.

“My brother and his wife went to the same Mexican restaurant here in town for 20 years. He had walked in, sat down, he went into cardiac arrest and nobody performed CPR on him and he ended up passing away,” Spurbeck said.

The News 4 Tucson Lifesaver wants to make sure you are prepared in the event of a water incident.

That’s why we’re making it easy for you to learn CPR from the experts.

Click here or more information about getting signed up for a CPR class.

 

Paul Birmingham

Paul Birmingham

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