Heart Safe - New Training Launched!

City of Plymouth
News Release
For Immediate Release
Oct. 23, 2017

Contact: Mike Goldstein
Public Safety Director
City of Plymouth
763-509-5129

City, Rotary continue free CPR/AED training

 
Plymouth, Minn. – Due to continued popularity, additional Heart Safe Plymouth training sessions 
have been announced – 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 on the second floor of the 
Plymouth Public Safety Building, 3400 Plymouth Blvd, adjacent to City Hall.
 
A partnership between the City of Plymouth Public Safety Department and Rotary Club of Plymouth, 
the free trainings teach bystander CPR and AED use to the public.
 
Register for CPR/AED Training
Space is limited to 30 participants per training session and registration is required. Due to the 
popularity of the training sessions and limited space, early registration is encouraged. To 
register, visit heartsafeplymouth.eventbrite.com.
 
About the Training Sessions
The one-hour training sessions are open to teenagers and adults who are interested in learning to 
help save lives. Participants can learn hands-only CPR, which teaches chest compressions without
mouth-to-mouth breaths, as well as the use of an AED.
 
An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a portable electronic device that automatically 
detects disturbances in the rhythm of a heartbeat and is able to treat them through defibrillation, 
the application of electrical therapy, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.
 
Heart Safe Plymouth Background
The City of Plymouth was designated a Heart Safe Community in 2013 by the American Heart 
Association. The program recognizes efforts by individual communities to improve their system for 
preventing deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
 
Rotary Club of Plymouth began holding free CPR and AED training sessions in 2012 and has helped 
train more than 4,300 Plymouth residents and businesspeople. Sponsors include Heart Safe 
communities through AHA, Minnesota Department of Health and Allina Health.
 
Businesses groups and organizations can obtain more information or schedule a free training. For 
more information, email heartsafeplymouth@gmail.com, call CPR/AED Instructor Norm Okerstrom at
763-238-8443 or visit rotaryplymouth.org.