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Free CPR training to be held across Miami-Dade schools to improve life-saving skills


Miami, Florida – In an effort to address a critical gap in emergency response skills, Jackson Health System is spearheading a major initiative in Miami-Dade County. The American Heart Association reveals a startling statistic: 436,000 Americans succumb to cardiac arrest annually, with over 350,000 cases occurring outside hospitals. Alarmingly, 70 percent of Americans are either unfamiliar with CPR techniques or have only basic knowledge. This initiative by Jackson Health System aims to significantly alter this landscape.

As American Heart Month in February approaches, Jackson Health System is joining forces with the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Together, they are organizing CPR Day Miami, a no-cost CPR training event slated for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 27. This initiative is a proactive step towards empowering more individuals with life-saving skills.

The 30-minute training will be conducted at various locations throughout Miami-Dade. To accommodate a wide range of participants, multiple time slots are available during the morning. This format ensures that the training is both accessible and convenient for a large number of people.

For those interested in attending, the free CPR training sessions will be available in half-hour segments on January 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration for these sessions can be completed here. The event is not only educational but also an opportunity for community engagement and learning a crucial life skill.

The training will take place at several locations, including:

  • Booker T. Washington Sr. High School, 1200 N.W. Sixth Ave., Miami, Florida 33136
  • Coral Reef Sr. High School, 10101 S.W. 152nd St., Miami, FL 33157
  • Dr. Michael M. Krop Sr. High School, 1410 N.E. 215th St., Miami, Florida 33179
  • Hialeah Gardens Sr. High School, 11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd., Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
  • John A. Ferguson Sr. High School, 15900 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33185
  • Miami Norland Sr. High School, 1193 N.W. 193rd St., Miami, Florida 33169
  • Miami Southridge Sr. High School, 19355 S.W. 114th Ave., Miami, FL 33157
  • Miami Sunset Sr. High School, 13125 S.W. 72nd St., Miami, FL 33183
  • Ponce De Leon Middle School, 5801 Augusto St., Coral Gables, FL 33146

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