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July 13, 2014

CPR, firefighter training offered in Velma

DUNCAN — Velma emergency responders will teach life-saving CPR and first aid skills beginning Sunday.

Velma Emergency Management Director Patricia Snider and Firefighter Bill Trostle will teach the classes, which will be free except for a $3 card.

The classes will be held in Velma’s Emergency Management Services building at 808 Main St.

Snider said Velma Mayor Shawn Enloe called for the classes and she came up with a schedule of classes for six months.

“The CPR classes are for anyone,” she said. “The whole community can come learn CPR.”

Velma Town Clerk Jill Roberts said while Velma has held CPR classes in the past, this is the first time they’ve been held on a regular basis.

Roberts said there will be eight CPR dummies for the class, which will allow for up to 16 people per class.

“CPR is something anybody needs to know,” she said. “It’s a good skill to have.”

The Velma Fire Department also set a training schedule for the year, in areas ranging from how to handle wildland and structure fires to how to property extricate people from cars after a wreck.

Velma Firefighter Monte Tadlock said any firefighter who wants to attend the training sessions, provided by Oklahoma State University’s fire safety training program, can do so.

“The classes give us the knowledge and skills for structure fires,” he said. “Wildland and structure fires are different.”

Tadlock said the fire department is  working to establish a new protocol for training.

“It gives them a goal and standard to go  by,” he said.

CPR Schedule

The classes will begin at 9 a.m. in the Velma EMS building.

July 13

Sept. 13

Nov. 8

Jan. 10, 2015

March 14, 2015

May 8, 2015

July 11, 2015

Sept. 12, 2015

Nov. 14, 2015

First Aid classes

August 17

Oct. 11

Feb. 14, 2015

April 11, 2015

June 13, 2015

August 8, 2015

Oct. 10, 2015

Velma Fire Department Training Schedule Wildland fundamentals

6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, July 22, July 24

Haz Mat Ops Refresher and Oilfield Emergency Management

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16

Structure Fire Fighting

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in September, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday in September. Class starts Sept. 2 and ends Sept. 30.

Calling the Mayday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 25

Auto Extrication fundamentals

November 20 and 22.

Wildland Skills


For more information, contact Monte Tadlock at the Velma Fire Department at 580-475-8441

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