Center for MEDICS frequently reaches out to the Cambridge community with first aid and CPR training opportunities. Classes are offered to community members, local organizations, volunteer groups, non-profit organizations and schools. We can train you and your group! Learning CPR saves lives, and it may save the life of someone you know and love.
Whether it’s in response to an incident at a local venue, or a Boy or Girl Scout troop working towards badge requirements, or a high school career day event, Center For MEDICS is prepared to teach life-saving skills to members of the local community. Programs include Friends & Family CPR, which teaches individuals how to recognize an emergency and call 911; Heartsaver CPR, which certifies attendees; AHA courses for hospital workers; early defibrillation; and more.
Center for MEDICS has recently offered innovative and lifesaving fundraisers for local schools and education foundations, including a CPR fundraiser for Pierce Middle School in Milton, MA and a Safe Sitter® (1-day with CPR) course benefiting the Foundation for Belmont Education. “Push Hard for Pierce” kicked off Heart Health Awareness Month, which is celebrated in February, and certified over 150 participants in CPR. In November 2014, Center for MEDICS became a Registered Safe Sitter teaching site and is now offering Safe Sitter courses for young adolescents ages 11 to 14. The inaugural class taught 42 students important skills for staying safe when home alone or watching younger children.
If you’re interested in attending a community training class, or if you’d like to schedule an opportunity for your community group, please contact Center for MEDICS at 617-682-1811.