Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is hosting two free CPR training programs on Saturday, June 15 at New Dorp Moravian Church, 2205 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, NY from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Everyday lives are saved by people who know CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Unfortunately, even in the best situations paramedics can take up to 10 minutes before they are able to get to someone, which is why it is important we help equip our community with these skills. I encourage residents to take advantage of this free class that can potentially save the life of a loved one,” said Malliotakis, who offers the classes annually with The Heart Society.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die, but CPR can help improve those odds. If CPR is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, it doubles a person’s chance of survival.

This class is free and open to the public, and anyone interested in attending should call Malliotakis’ office at 718-987-0197 or email [email protected].