Free CPR Class at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

By Captain Thomas BlissDirector of Training, Northwest Maritime Academy and Northwest Response

Learn CPR and AED at Maritime Academy Classroom

Make a New Year’s Resolution to learn CPR and AED and start with a free awareness class at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard on Jan. 4, 2016.

Would you know what to do if someone suddenly collapsed in front of you?  Join us and you will learn what to do. Would you know how to use a public access AED (Automated External Defibrillator)?

Join us on Monday, Jan. 4 and you will learn how to use CPR with an AED together. This free awareness class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Academy, upstairs above The Club @ The Boatyard, at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Learn CPR and AED at Maritime Academy Classroom







Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes about 360,000 people every year. Fast response to a cardiac event can be the difference in increasing the victim’s chances of survival.

Chest compression-only CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. Combined with the correct use of an AED, the chances of surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest are greatly increased.

Learn CPR and AED at Maritime Academy Classroom

This class is designed for anyone who desires to learn this potentially life-saving skill:  children attending school, family members and friends, or members of our local education, business or religious communities.

Thousands of people have already participated in this training, and this is your invitation to join them in the goal of saving as many lives as possible!


The class will be taught by Capt. Thomas Bliss, director of the Northwest Maritime Academy, which holds a variety of marine-related trainings and emergency responder classes at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. Bliss, who is a licensed master mariner, is a U.S. Coast Guard-approval survival instructor and an emergency medical responder instructor.

Learn CPR and AED at Maritime Academy Classroom

To register for this free class, go to Northwest Response, or click here and click the RSVP Registration.

Notes about this course:
  • This is a free community event and anyone is welcome to attend with on-line registration.  Sorry, no walk-in’s.
  • This is not for certification in CPR/AED.  This is an awareness class only.
  • If you need a CPR/AED certificate,  certified courses are found on our registration page.
  • Mature children, preferably 12 years and older, are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 253-358-2447; or go to
Northwest Response


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