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Park City Community Church will host CPR and AED courses

Kristin Russell, office manager for the Park City Community Church, opens up the church's automated external defibrillator (AED) that is used on heart-attack victims. Mt. Nebo Training will host a three-hour life-saving session on Jan. 11 that will include instructions on how to use the AED as well as how to perform CPR. (Jake Shane/Park Record)

Mt. Nebo Training wants members of the public to be prepared to help someone having a heart attack.

That’s why it is inviting residents to participate in a three-hour life-saving session at Park City Community Church on Monday, Jan. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

"We will do CPR and first aid for citizens," Mt. Nebo Training owner Kirk Mittleman told The Park Record. "It’s a relatively quick, step-by-step how-to session that will take care of emergencies for non-breathing people."

The session will also include training on an automated external defibrillator (AED).

"We’ll do a short lecture and video portion and then go straight into skill demos, to make sure the participants can learn the steps," Mittleman said. "You will learn how to at least pull the AED off the wall and get it started."

The session will be led by Mittleman’s staff and is open to the community. The cost is $15 and registration can be made by emailing office@parkcitychurch.org and putting "CPR registration" in the subject line.

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"A completion card will be printed at the scene and handed out to participants, if everything goes as planned," Mittleman said.

Mittleman and his wife, Margaret, started Mt. Nebo Training in 1991, nearly 10 years after they started offering training sessions, he said.

"We grew from a single class form Mount View Hospital in Payson with 36 students to a program that teaches all levels of emergency services," he said. "Those services include CPR all the way to paramedic training.

"Emergency classes is why we got into emergency services in the first place," Mittleman said. "It’s kind of cool to get a chance to teach this."

Mt. Nebo Training operates out of two offices, one in Payson and one in Murray, and the Mittlemans and their staff offer the training sessions throughout the state.

"The in-state staff has traveled as far as Monument Valley and some of our training runs up to Plymouth in Box Elder County, Wendover and Vernal," Mittleman said. "We suggest refresher courses every other year to make sure the skills are up."

The course in Park City was expanded from a small session with the Park City Community Church staff, according to church office manager Kristin Russell.

"We had an AED installed at the church a while ago and we were due for our employees to go through some training," Russell said. "Mt. Nebo decided to open it up to the community, because everyone can benefit from a course like this."

Mt. Nebo Training will present a CPR and AED class at Park City Community Church, 4501 S.R. 224, on Monday, Jan. 11, At 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15. For more information, visit mtnebotraining.com or email office@parkcitychurch.org .