FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Rescue Squad is offering free CPR courses in during National EMS Week (May 16-20).

The courses, taught by squad members who are certified instructors, will be offered in the squad's building at 123 Watson Road, Fanwood, and are open to Fanwood and Scotch Plains residents.The CPR courses will be taught under the American Heart Association Heartsaver curriculum. The dates are:

Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 AM
Monday, May 18, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 PM

Those who complete the course will earn a two-year certification. Anyone interested in one of these free classes must register online at http://www.fanwoodrescue.com/cpr-classes/. It’s first come, first served until the classes are full.

"In past years, our local business community has generously sponsored our CPR classes and we are asking for their help again this year," said Tom Kranz, a longtime member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad. "Any Fanwood or Scotch Plains business that would like to be a sponsor will be recognized in literature distributed at the classes and on the Rescue Squad’s website."

Donatioins can be made on line at www.fanwoodrescue.com/donate or send a check to Fanwood Rescue Squad, 123 Watson Road, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Attn: CPR Classes.