Big Bear, Ca, March 9, 2011, 4:00pm – Could you be the strongest link in the event of a heart attack?  Those who can identify the early signs of a heart attack and then know how to respond are saving thousands of lives every year.  CPR within the first five minutes of a heart attack greatly enhances a persons chance of survival.  The Big Bear Lake Fire Department will be conducting its next Heartsaver CPR/AED class on Saturday, March 12.  Firefighter/paramedics will teach attendees how to perform one-rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR as well as the basics of the automatic external defibrillator (AED).  The March 12 class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Big Bear Lake Fire Department, 41090 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake.  Class size is limited so reserve your seat with a $40 per person fee, which must be paid prior to the class.  Attendees will receive American Heart Association reference materials and a two-year CPR/AED certification card.  For more information, telephone the Big Bear Lake Fire Department at 866-7566.

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