Early initiation of CPR has been proven to increase the chances of survival for someone who has suffered cardiac arrest. When bystanders perform CPR, survival rates can double or even triple. The best time for emergency medical intervention is within 4 minutes. Without proper blood flow, brain death may occur within 6 minutes. If you are trained in CPR, you could save someone's life!
The Pflugerville Fire Department offers Take 10 CPR training, which is basic, compression-only CPR that can be learned in about 10 minutes. We provide this free training upon request to groups of 10 or more people, age 10 and up, with the hope that they in turn will train their family, friends, co-workers, and other community members. We ask for at least 1 to 2 weeks notice to schedule a class. Alternatively, we can “train the trainer” and loan your organization the teaching materials for up to 72 hours to lead this basic class on your own. (We provide this training each summer to PfISD health teachers and loan them the materials upon request, so that they can independently teach all of their health students.) Please call our Community Outreach Coordinator at (512) 989-4550 for more information.
While there are numerous providers in our area for comprehensive CPR and First Aid training, some options include:
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS offers several CPR/AED and First Aid classes in the Pflugerville/Austin area, including classes with content specific to pediatric patients. Click here for their website
AUSTIN TX CPR, an American Heart Association Training Center, offers a “Heartsaver CPR/AED” course designed for parents, teachers, coaches, foster care providers, social workers, personal trainers (ACE, ACSM), babysitters (over 10 years old), camp counselors, construction workers or anyone else wanting/needing to learn CPR for safety reasons. They also offer First Aid classes. Click here for their website
RC HEALTH SERVICES, another American Heart Association Training Center, also offers the Heartsaver CPR/AED course and First Aid classes. Click here for their website.