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Properly administered hands-only CPR can make all the difference during cardiac arrest. There are more than 1,000 heart attacks in the U.S. every day, and 44 percent of those who receive immediate CPR survive.

What is hands-only CPR?

Hands-only CPR is a simple, two-step process. First, call 911. Then, perform compressions, hard and fast, in the center of the chest. Most cardiac arrests take place at home or in public, so learning this skill and how to act fast could make all the difference. 

Attend a training session

In honor of February being “Heart Safe Month,” the Minnetonka Fire Department is hosting the following free hands-only CPR classes. You can learn this life-saving skill in just 5-10 minutes at one of our drop-in sessions, or attend our one-hour class for more detail.

Williston Fitness Center drop-in sessions:

  • Feb. 11, 15, 18, 22
  • Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Williston membership not needed to attend

One-hour class:

  • Feb. 20, 10:15 a.m., Community Center
  • Classroom session followed by hands-on practice with mannequins

Call 952-939-8331 to learn more or to schedule a free hands-only CPR lesson for your group.