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Cost of CPR to rise

Learning CPR may cost more this summer as the Park City Fire Service District looks to increase fees for community programs such as first-aid classes and basic life support training.

The cost of CPR/First Aid classes will increase by $10, while the basic life support instructor class will increase from $100 to $150.

"We are just trying to keep up with the cost of text books and materials," said Assistant District Fire Chief Bob Zanetti. "We don’t make any money off of the CPR classes; they are something that we offer for the benefit of the community."

Teaching everyone from Girl Scouts to policemen, the CPR classes are offered twice a week by the Fire Department and continue to be the most popular community service they offer.

The Fire Department’s wood chipping fee will remain free for the first service as the Fire Department seeks to reduce wild land fire threats around homes said Zanetti. Staying with the increase enacted last year, the second wood chipping service will cost a homeowner $100 and $150 for each service thereafter.

"Adding these costs were necessary to make sure we could offer wood-chipping to everyone and not spend too much time at one property," said Zanetti.

The free service has become popular, with 275 residents taking advantage of it in 2010 alone. Wood chipping will begin June 6 and run until the end of September, residents can choose to keep the mulch or have it taken away.

The District will be holding a public hearing to discuss the fee increases on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at their administrative offices located at 736 West Bitner Rd. Park City.

To schedule a wood chipping appointment call (435) 940-2532.


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