BEACON FALLS — Beacon Hose Company No. 1 is looking to greatly increase the number of people that know CPR.
Jeremy Rodorigo, spokesman for Beacon Hose, said the department is holding a marathon American Heart Association CPR session Saturday. The session will be held at the firehouse, 35 North Main St., from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rodorigo said there is no cost and no appointments are necessary. Anyone, of middle-school age and older, can stop in the firehouse for a lesson. Each session will take about 20 minutes and will focus on just compression or hands-only CPR, not mouth-to-mouth CPR, he said.
“We’re going to try and teach as many people as we can,” he said.
Rodorigo said the lessons are not for people who need or want CPR certification.
Rodorigo said Beacon Hose is holding the marathon session because administering CPR to a victim before emergency responders arrive is extremely important and increases a victim’s chance of recovery.
“The more people in the world that know CPR the better,” he said.