LAFD Holds Resuscitation Academies Sept. 29-30

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The Los Alamos Fire Department and The Maryland Resuscitation Academy (RA) will present two consecutive one-day resuscitation academies 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The Maryland RA is a one-day, intensive course dedicated to improving survival rates of patients suffering pre-hospital cardiac arrest and is suitable for emergency medical services (EMS) supervisors, medical directors, fire/EMS chiefs, EMS personnel of all levels and hospital and emergency department staffs across New Mexico and surrounding states.

Based on the curriculum of the world-renowned Resuscitation Academy in Seattle, Wash., this class is co-sponsored by the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services and LAFD.

“Through your attendance, you can expect to increase your understanding of the interventions important to pre-hospital cardiac arrest survival and learn to implement ways to track and improve survival rates in your own community,” LAFD EMS Chief Benjamin Stone said.

The academy features acclaimed faculty who are accomplished in the field of cardiac arrest survival and includes presentations on the science of CPR, the importance of time, the importance of measuring your performance and the critical role of dispatch. It also includes an extensive, in-depth, practical train-the-trainer session where all class participants will learn and become confident in delivering high performance CPR.

 Each participant also will leave with a standardized curriculum (including instructor guide and standardized videos) to begin to teach this practice in their department.   

“The academy is a one-day academy and you need only to register for Friday or Saturday,” Stone said.

This course includes a continental breakfast and working lunch. Tuition is complimentary. For more information, call 505.662.8301 or email