The town of Farmington is an accredited HEARTSafe Community in cooperation with the NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services, Department of Safety, the NH Division of Public Health Services, Department of Health & Human Services and the American Heart Association. This program recognizes communities that have demonstrated efforts to improve their system of preventing sudden cardiac arrest from progressing to irreversible death. Part of this accreditation includes widespread CPR training and public access defibrillators. The town of Farmington now has automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at all town owned buildings, and Farmington Fire Rescue provides monthly FREE HEARTSAVER CPR AED TRAINING to town residents and employees.
Heartsaver CPR AED is an instructor-led American Heart Association (AHA) video-based course that teaches adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, and how to relieve choking in people of all ages. The course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.
There is no cost to take the course to members of the community. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a course completion card for a $17.00 fee as required by the AHA.