On Sunday, March 12, the Evanston Fire Department provided lifesaving first aid, hands-only CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) training at Fire Department Headquarters, located at 909 Lake St., for more than 70 girl scouts in honor of National Girl Scout Day.

This training initiative provided girl scouts from Evanston and other nearby communities, grades 2nd to 7th, lifesaving skills to reinforce the following concepts:

  • Know when to call 911
  • Learn how to perform hands-only CPR
  • Learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) properly
  • Learn first aid skills
  • Build their own first aid kit

Learning these skills will help participants earn their Girl Scout First Aid Badge. 

"It's never too young to start learning the skills necessary to help ourselves or others, and to save lives," said Fire Apparatus Operator Jennifer Ceriale. "Community members can learn how to save a life in just 15 minutes, empowering themselves to be life savers and improving survival for out-of-hospital heart attacks and cardiac arrests."

To learn more about upcoming CPR Events, visit the Evanston Fire CPR Classes web page, or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.