Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services is offering new sessions of several training programs.
Free to Westport residents and municipal employees is the American Heart Association “HeartSaver “ CPR program. There is a fee for non-Westport residents.
Also, the next session of the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Class training program offered by WVEMS is set for Oct. 10 and 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Students must attend both sessions. Fee is $15; many insurances companies offer discounts for those who have completed the program.
The CPR classes are scheduled mornings, afternoons and evenings, as well as weekends if students need them. The instruction covers life-saving adult, child and infant CPR; obstructed airway management, and use of automated external defibrillators.
WVEMS also teaches AHA HealthCare Provider and first-aid classes for a fee. The organization also offers free, non-certification classes — Introduction to CPR and AED — that take less than 30 minutes.
Classes are held at Westport Police/EMS headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, and arrangements can also be made for classes at other locations.
The defensive driving program includes a classroom-based review of collision prevention; steps to ensure that both the driver and the vehicle are ready for the road; conditions that affect driving, how to deal with impaired drivers; how to manage emotions while behind the wheel; how road rage affects drivers; how to avoid the six most unsafe driving behaviors, and other safe driving strategies.
The driving classes will also take place at Westport Police/EMS headquarters, 50 Jesup Road.
For more information or to sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-341-6030.