ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  Due to popular demand, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced, two additional CPR training classes have been added in May. Three sessions were previously scheduled in April and are already fully booked.

All classes are open to the general public.

“I encourage all Union County residents to learn basic first aid and emergency response skills. A medical emergency can happen to anyone at any time, and a trained bystander can literally save a life by stepping in to help until professional responders arrive,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

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The CPR classes will be conducted by Emergency Medical Technicians from Union County Emergency Medical Services.

The Freeholder Board is providing the instructional part of the program free of charge.

Participants will pay only for course materials fee, which totals $23.25 for the classroom manual and certification card.

A medical or professional background is not required. Any Union County resident can attend.

Registration is now open for the following new dates:

Sunday, May 6, 12:30 5 p.m.

Monday, May 14, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

All classes will be held in the Union County Emergency Services Building, at 535 Laurel Avenue in Roselle Park.

The materials fee of $23.25 is accepted by check, made out to RWJ Rahway (checks will be collected at the beginning of class).    

Participants should be prepared for physical movement including kneeling, bending, and simulation of chest compressions. The class also includes video presentations.

Registration is online at

For additional information contact the Office of Emergency Management at or call 908-654-9881 and ask for Lt. Sara Chmura.

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