CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local emergency center is offering free CPR training.
With Spring Break right around the corner, Surepoint Emergency Center said it's trying to get as many people CPR certified as they can.
Normally, getting CPR certified can cost anywhere between $80 to $130 depending on where you go to get your certification.
Surepoint Marketing Coordinator Ryan Crowell said the company wants to offer it for free, because it shouldn't be about being able to afford it, but about being able to save lives.
“This past year, out on the beach, a child was saved that was pulled out of the surf by a gentleman that knew how to do CPR,” Crowell said. “So, it’s an important asset in the community that the more people that do it the safer community we become.”
Surepoint is offering both free CPR and first aid classes.
"They're going to learn the CPR, they're going to learn how to use the AED and the defibrillator,” Crowell said. “The first aid focuses more on fixing cuts and scrapes and bruises and broken bones.”
Since 2019, they've certified nearly 1,000 people.
Surepoint will be hosting two more classes in February, and four in March.
Participants must be 8 years or older to register.
To register for a class : https://www.surepoint-er.com/classes-and-events/