Event Information

2021 CPR Saturday and Sunday Events are Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 and the current uncertainties of social gathering guidelines set forth by our local and state governments, and the health and safety of the community being TFD’s highest priority, the Annual CPR Saturday and Sunday events have been placed on hold until a later date.

Free CPR Education for Our Community

CPR Saturday/Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). On the second Saturday and Sunday in October each year, students are taught the fundamentals of CPR and then given the opportunity to practice with CPR mannequins and Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Tacoma Fire Department CPR certification card. Over 12,000 participants have attended this life saving class.

What Attendees Can Expect

  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom lecture plus 1 hour of hands on training
  • Practical training with CPR manikins and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • You will receive a CPR card upon course completion
  • The course does not meet BLS HCP requirements and does not cover first aid

What Attendees Will Learn

  • What happens when you call 9-1-1
  • The new CPR guidelines: C-A-B-D
  • Patient assessment
  • One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway
  • Automated external defibrillator use
  • How to recognize Opioid overdose signs and symptoms, and the use of the reversal agent Narcan/Naloxone
  • Foreign body airway obstruction management
  • Essentials of a home first aid kit
  • CPR-related information/reminder list for home and wallet