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Public Education

chain of survival FREE CPR Classes


Lexington County EMS is committed to providing public education about EMS and your health. You do not have to be in EMS to be a lifesaver. We offer regularly scheduled FREE CPR classes geared to the public. Although in EMS we continue to take advantage of technical advancements in prehospital medicine that improve the outcome of our patients, the greatest factors in saving lives following sudden collapse in adults due to a cardiac event are still early recognition and notification to 911, early CPR and early defibrillation. Learn how to perform these lifesaving steps by attending one of our free classes.


CAT - Community Action Team

Our Community Action Team, or CAT, is an active health partner in our communities and strives to fulfill our commitment to public education. Members are active EMS employees in our system who share an avid interest in educating and informing our citizens about EMS. For inquiries regarding ambulance Show and Tell sessions or participation in other school or educational functions, contact Tanee Thomas-Tedford in the Training Division. Please provide adequate advance notice for presentation requests. 


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Public Access Defibrillation for your workplace, church or school