Free CPR Classes for American Heart Month – Feb 2023

This February is the 60th year of “American Heart Month”.  In February, we concentrate efforts on the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.   This started with President Lyndon Johnson Dec. 20, 1963, and has carried forward each year since.

Newnan CPR proclaimed in 2013 we would offer “Free Hands-Only CPR” training (non-certification courses) in February.   Yes, we are doing it again in 2023!    All areas in South Atlanta and West Georgia that would let us, and provide teaching facilities.

American Heart Association estimates worldwide deaths from cardiovascular disease will grow to 23 million by 2030.7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Slightly less than 1,000 people per day suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S.  Most of them pass away.  Cardiac arrest is the full stoppage of heart function.  Most resuscitation experts believe 2/3 of people having cardiac arrest could survive.  But, it would take bystanders quickly performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and fast use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to shock the victim’s heart back to a normal rhythm.  Ultimately, that is why Damar Hamlin survived his cardiac arrest, and Lisa Marie Presley did not.

That’s why we do this (non-certification) training during February.  We simply hope to try to move towards that 2/3 goal of cardiac arrest survival.   Training includes CPR, choking and using an AED.  You won’t get an AHA certification card to carry in your wallet.  You will learn the life-saving skills of CPR and how to help someone that is choking.

Schedule and registration at .   Most libraries also have a sign-up sheet in their library.

2023 Free Hands-Only CPR training schedule:

Location Date Facility /
(Old Town)
Fri., 2/10/2023Sharpsburg Rec. Center
105 Main St.
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fairburn (Creekside
High School)
Mon. 2/13/2023Creekside High School
7405 Herndon Rd.
Fairburn, GA 30213
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TurinFri. 2/17/2023Turin Town Hall
47 Turin Rd.
Senoia, GA 30276
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Peachtree CitySat. 2/18/2023Peachtree City Library
201 Willowbend Dr.
Peachtree City 30269
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NewnanFri. 2/24/2023UWG-Newnan
80 Jackson St.
Newnan, GA 30263
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
PalmettoMon. 2/27/2023Palmetto Library
911 Cascade Palmetto Hwy.
Palmetto, GA 30268
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(Summergrove Town Hall)
Thu, 3/2/2023Summergrove Town Hall
333 Summer Grove Pkwy
Newnan, GA
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NewnanSat. 3/4/2023A. Mitchell Powell Library
25 Hospital Rd.
Newnan, GA 30263
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm