As a part of National Emergency Medical Services Week the Peoria Fire Department is offering several free "Hands Only" resuscitation classes, child safety seat checks, and participating in the Valley wide Fire Station Open House.
Starting Monday, May 13th the fire department will start highlighting the medical services that crews provide to our community everyday. While many think of the fire department as the first to call when they see flames, what some don't know is monthly these crews respond to about 1,500 medical calls from broken bones, to breathing issues, and life threatening heart episodes. Peoria fire crews have two paramedics and two EMTs on every truck. These crews have the medical training to treat patients from the start until they arrive at the hospital.
National Emergency Medical Services Week runs May 19th - 25th and involves fire agencies from around the state. Here in Peoria, residents are encouraged to attend events through the week and any one of our three open houses.
Free Public CCR Training: Monday, May 13th 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center
Free Public CCR Training: Tuesday, May 14th 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. at Peoria Community Center
Car Seat Check: Wednesday, May 15th 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. at Sunrise Mountain Library
Free Public CCR Training: Thursday, May 16th 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. at Public Safety Administration Building- Peoria Room
Fire Station Open House- Saturday, May 18th 9:00a.m.- 1:00p.m. at Station 191 8065 W. Peoria Ave., Station 193 8330 West Emile Zola, Station 195 23100 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy