Although mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims was first officially recommended by the Paris Academy of Science in 1740, an advanced form of emergency response was developed in 1960, namely Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). At that time the American Heart Association started a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac resuscitation, which became the forerunner of CPR as we know it today.
Currently, Washington County EMS Office conducts courses for businesses and agencies within Washington County that hold contracts for service with us. Course modules provide employee training for:
- First Aid training for first responders
- Use of an AED for collapsed victims
For additional information regarding available public classes and local American Heart Association certified resources, please see our list of participating vendors.
You may contact Washington County EMS at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.