If you have a child, a backyard pool, a child who likes to swim, know a person who currently breathes, or any combination of those criteria, you need to know about the free CPR lessons this weekend.

The summer heat is here, and that means kids will be jumping into pools all over the city, which means, they will be at risk of drowning.  No one wants to think about that part of kids and swimming, but every year, we have to report on at least one child drowning and a number of children almost drowning in El Paso.

The best way to avoid that horrible situation is to make sure that no child ever gets near a body of water without at least one pair of adult eyes on them.  But, if the worst should happen, you should know CPR.  It takes time for emergency crews to get to the scene of an emergency, so knowing CPR could give a child a fighting chance.

Here are the details about this weekend's FREE, FREE, FREE CPR classes.

There are also classes being held in Socorro:

What: Price’s Creameries will sponsor the Drowning Prevention Coalition May Day city wide CPR event.  It is a joint effort with the El Paso Fire Dept; Socorro Fire Department  and the America Red Cross.
When: May 5 at 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m.
Where: El Paso Fire station No. 6, 7, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 28, 35.  For more information call 485-5665.

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