City Times Staff
A free CPR training session is being offered at 6 PM on Monday, part of the month-long challenge to train as many local residents as possible through the end of March.
The event is free and open to the public of all ages. The session will last about one hour and will be conducted by the Stevens Point Fire Department firefighters and paramedics.
The CPR challenge is friendly one, devised by the American Red Cross and held between fire departments in Stevens Point and Wausau. Chiefs Tracey Kujawa from Wausau and SPFD’s Bob Finn were coworkers in Stevens Point until Kujawa was hired in Marathon County.
To help bolster interest in the training, several local leaders will participate in the Leap Day training event. Sheriff Mike Lukas, UWSP Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Al Thompson, vice chancellor for student affairs, along with Mayor Mike Wiza and Whiting Village President Paul Stroik are among those taking the class.
The public is encouraged to attend the training, held in the Pinery Room of the Portage Co. Public Library, 1001 Main Street. Registration is not required and the class is free.
Several additional training classes, also free, are planned throughout the month of March but do require registration so the appropriate number of trainers can be available.
For more details on future classes, contact SPFD at (715) 344-1833.