Sunrise Rotary member Gary Felt, a CPR trainer, demonstrates chest compressions with his homemade dummy during a Susanville Rotary Club meeting. He said chest compressions should be done at a rate of about 120 compressions per minute to pump blood for a person whose heart is not beating. The compressions also should extend through about 1/3 of the chest area. File photo

Fire department revises information regarding CPR/first aid class

The Susanville Fire Department has corrected the number of people who will be able to attend its upcoming CPR/First Aid class. Due of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the class will be limited to only 10 people.

The SFD, in cooperation with SEMSA and the Lassen County Health Department, host a community CPR/First AID class next month.

According to a statement from the fire department, “It is our mission to educate and support our community members as they come to those in need of CPR or first aid.”

The class begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Susanville Fire Department, 1505 Main St.

The class lasts approximately 7 hours with a half hour lunch break.

According to the statement, “This course is intended for the general public and will not meet professional rescuer requirements. If you or anyone you know would like to learn this lifesaving skill or have any questions call the Susanville Fire Department at 257-5152.”

The class size is limited to 10 people, and the cost is $17. Temperature checks and face masks/coverings are required.