Being able to apply lifesaving techniques during an emergency until first responders arrive can mean the different between life and death for someone.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving skill that Silver City Fire Department encourages all residents to learn. For someone who goes into cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, chances of survival are near 10%. However, if someone receives immediate, effective CPR by a bystander until first responders arrive, that person’s chances of survival increase significantly.
Likewise, being able to control bleeding and provide simple first aid measures can greatly increase a person’s chances of survival in the case of a traumatic injury or medical emergency.
Silver City Fire Department offers a number of class options for both citizens and health care providers.
Silver City Fire Department partners with EMS SAFETY to help citizens and health care providers obtain their CPR & 1st Aid Certifications. EMS SAFETY certifications are recognized and accepted by the NM EMS Bureau for recertification.
If you are getting CPR certified for employment or school purposes we encourage you to make sure that EMS SAFETY is an approved organization for your needs prior to taking a class.
Stop the Bleed classes are meant to teach participants how to control bleeding following a traumatic injury, which is vital for survival. Participants will learn how to pack a wound and apply a tourniquet during the class.