Many businesses and facilities in the community are instrumental in providing CPR classes to the masses year-round. Deemed American Heart Month, February is no exception as establishments in the area will offer CPR classes at both the Copper King Hotel on February 15th, sponsored by, and at Butte 4C's in Uptown Butte on February 21st. CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the aspect of combining chest compressions over the heart while providing rescue breathing, better known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Performing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim can be a matter of life or death. It is estimated that CPR can triple the chances of survival following cardiac arrest by providing oxygen-rich blood to the brain.(CPR classes below)

Remember, CPR classes courtesy of will be free of charge in the King Ballroom at the Copper King Hotel (4655 Harrison Avenue in Butte) on February 15th. Three slots are available for the CPR clinic; 11 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm. Participants in this hands-on course will learn about early heart attack and stroke symptoms, plus essential life support. CPR at Butte 4C's on February 21st is an evening course from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Registration is available in person at 101 N Main in Butte or by calling (406) 723-4019. Online registration is currently not available for this class. A payment of $60 is required upfront to reserve your spot, and a small fee is assessed when payment is made with a credit card. St. James Healthcare, the Butte YMCA, and the American Redcross will also host courses in the coming months. CPR can potentially change the course one's life takes in a positive way, so know the proper steps to handle it.

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