|Updated: 2/13 5:08 pm
||Published: 2/13 3:25 pm
TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa Fire Dept. will offer CPR training to City of Tulsa departments that are interested in learning this valuable skill.
TFD CPR training is scheduled for Feb. 17, 9 a.m., in City Hall, 15th fl. Board Room.
The CPR training comes off the heels of Mayor Bartlett administering CPR on a gentleman at Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar. Mayor Bartlett administered CPR on the gentleman and kept him breathing until emergency responders arrived.
“I think it is very important that all Tulsans realize the importance of this life-saving skill and take advantage of the great training available at the Red Cross,” Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. “I’m thankful the Tulsa Fire Dept. has graciously offered to provide CPR training to our City employees in case an unforeseen incident occurs at the work place or even at home.”
Mayor Bartlett first learned CPR in the Air National Guard in the 1970s and took another CPR class at the Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross while he was a board member.
Mayor Bartlett will be recognized by the American Red Cross on Feb. 21, 10 a.m.
The Certificate of Merit is the highest award given by the American Red Cross to an individual who saves or sustains a life by using skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Health and Safety Services course. The certificate is signed by the President of the United States, who is the honorary chairman of the American Red Cross, and the Chairman of the American Red Cross.
Manager, Michael Chiado and bartender, Marty Solis of Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar were present when Mayor Bartlett administered CPR at their restaurant and will attend the award event honoring Mayor Bartlett on Friday.