RPEMS Sponsors Pet First-Aid/CPR Class

The Roselle Park Emergency Medical Services (RPEMS) will sponsor a Pet First-Aid/CPR class this month, focusing on cats and dogs.

The class will be held at the Roselle Park First Aid Squad (RPFAS) house on Thursday, October 20th, from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m.

Pets are susceptible to a variety of ailments and injuries – from ingesting poison to suffering from seizures to getting cuts & bruises – and learning how to address them is a benefit to both animal and owner.

Such courses usually teach owners how to assess a pet’s vitals, bandage wounds, administer medication, restrain an injured pet, and how to tell whether an animal is choking, having a seizure, or suffering from some other issue. The class will additionally train participants to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

The class is $50 and the fee must be included with registration. Those interested are asked to register early since spaces are limited. Participants should dress comfortably since some skills are practiced on the floor.

Anyone needing more information can call (908) 245-347. RPFAS is located at 535 Laurel Avenue between West Webster & West Colfax Avenues.

A copy of the registration form is included below for download:

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