Learn how to perform this life-saving medical intervention to help someone in need before the first responders can arrive. The best part? It's free!

When an emergency is happening, it's good to have someone on hand that is able to administer some kind of aide until first responders are able to arrive. In Texas and New Mexico, heart disease if the number 1 killer of our populations. If you are trained in life-saving medical assistance, you are able to potentially be the factor between life or death for a person and even someone you love.

The El Paso Fire Department is teaching a hands-only CPR training class that is open to the public. This class is to "raise public awareness and train as many people as possible to save lives."

The El Paso Fire Department will be offering the free lessons on basic, hands-only CPR to the public. If you would like to attend this class, it will be happening this Saturday, February 11th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will be held at the Sun Metro Terminal located at 601 South Santa Fe Street.

According to Fire Paramedic Martin Dominguez,

“The emphasis is to teach people to get involved when they see an emergency by first calling 9-1-1 and then doing hands-only CPR until help arrives. It just takes 5 minutes to learn Citizen CPR, but hopefully those who take this class will want to take a full CPR class in the future.”

Find out more details at the El Paso Fire Department Facebook page.