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American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED


with Ben McKenney, EMT/Advanced

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This 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. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Fire Extinguisher 101


with Dennis Yates, Norway Fire Chief

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm

For the first 10 people that sign up and attend the Fire Extinguisher class,  will receive a free smoke detector. 


A fire extinguisher is something you probably have in your home!  It could save Your Life and Your Family......BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO USE IT?


90% of people will say they've never put their hands on a fire extinguisher and they've never tried to use it.

This course of instruction is not designed to turn participants into firefighters, but rather equip you with the knowledge and skills to detect and extinguish a fire only when it is safe to do so. Join Norway’s Fire Chief, Dennis Yates for potential life-saving tips that could be useful if a fire breaks out in your home. Through hands-on training with fire simulations in a safe learning environment, the professional instructors will educate you on the basics of fire extinguishers, i.e. when and how to use a fire extinguisher, the different types of fire extinguishers, the different types of fires and fire extinguisher maintenance. 

Understanding Dizziness


with Amy Bottomley, DPT, WMH Physical Therapy

Calendar Sep 18, 2018 at 10 am

Is your world spinning?  Are you dizzy when you move your head or your body?  Are you having trouble walking or moving your body because you are dizzy? Vertigo is a common problem that causes dizziness, especially among older adults. 

Join Amy Bottomley, a physical therapist (PT) from Stephens Memorial Hospital, for an hour long class on vertigo, including common causes and ways to help.  Amy has her doctorate in PT and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance and Emory University.

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