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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Life Saving Efforts

With a new year upon us, it’s time for reflection and planning. I’m sure we can all agree that our number one priority is life in general; that of our own, our loved ones and mankind. In planning to support this priority I urge you to be proactive in your efforts to be fully confident and capable to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when the need arises.

I have never been in the position where I needed to implement my CPR skills. I can only imagine how rewarding it might be to think that your CPR efforts when performed correctly can save a person’s life. On the other hand, if not performed correctly, or worse yet, freezing up entirely, could cost a person their life. When confronted with the need to implement your CPR skills, proper training will increase your confidence level to act upon the given situation.

According to Boulder City Fire Fighter and CPR Coordinator Paramedic Aaron Bleck, “First responder CPR can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.”

Although most of us know the basics of CPR, we don’t use CPR on a regular basis.  Keeping in mind the saying, “if you don’t use it, you lose it,” I urge you to take a few hours out of your schedule to build your CPR skills. Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department CPR/First Aid classes open to individual twelve years old and up are offered bimonthly. These classes use the American Heart Association curriculum that meets Heartsaver/AED requirement and general first aid. Although this class is not intended for the lay rescuer and does not fulfill Healthcare Provider requirements, groups needing more extensive CPR training should contact Aaron Bleck at the Fire Department at 293-9228. He will be happy to discuss with you your particular training needs.

Minimum participation requirements must be met for this specialized training and American Heart Association teacher to students ratios are followed.

For a full listing of Recreation Department offerings, visit the City’s website at and for more information call 293-9256.

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