Registration is now open the 15th Annual "Be A Heart Starter" CPR training day.  The training seminar will happen Saturday, May 16 at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

During the last 14 years, nearly 17,000 Acadiana residents have been trained in bystander CPR at this nationally recognized event. Last year over 1,000 people were trained and over 200 volunteers supported the event.

This free event is open to anyone middle school-age or older who wants to learn how to "Be A Heart Starter!" Two, two-hour sessions will be held, one at 8 a.m. and the second at 10:30 a.m. In addition to CPR training, there will be demonstrations on administering CPR to an infant and child along with how an automatic external defibrillator (AED) works in saving a victim's life. There will be special training table areas for participants who are not able to kneel comfortably during training. Also, a segment of the course will focus on stroke recognition.

Although there is no cost, advanced registration is requested by calling toll-free 877-242-4277, or online at Each participant will receive a "Be A Heart Starter!" T-shirt, training course participation certificate and more.

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