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The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad (HIRS) will be offering a public CPR class on Thursday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m. at its station in Buxton, located at 48103 N.C. Highway 12.

The one-night, three-hour class will cover adult, child, and infant CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and the class is part of a long-term effort to train as many islanders as possible on how to perform CPR in an emergency.

The cost of the class is $12 per student, which covers the $7 cost of the American Heart Association (AHA) certification card and a $5 pocket mask, which participants will be able to keep at the end of the session. Attendance and completion of the class is $5 if participants do not need an AHA certification card, and payment must be in cash and in exact change on the night of the class.

Pre-registration is required, and islanders can call the station at 252-995-5490 and leave their name, a contact telephone number, and the number of students wishing to attend. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis in case of vacancies or cancellations.

The class is open to island residents and property owners, simply because an increased number of residents who know CPR equals an increase in survival across the board after a cardiac arrest event.

For more information:

Visit the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad’s Facebook page for more info, or contact the HIRS at for more information about upcoming CPR classes.

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