Fresh Air Dogs hosts Certified First Aid/CPR Courses for Pets and People

Posted Jan. 03, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 04, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford, ME

For more information: Cynthia Scott; 2075642604;

Two workshops are being offered on Saturday, February 2nd at Fresh Air Dogs in Guilford; the first is an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR Certification Course, applicable to both dogs and cats, being held from 9am-1pm.

The second is an American Heart Association – Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR/AED Certification Course (applicable to adults, children and infants) being held from 1-7pm (3 hours devoted to CPR and 3 hours for First Aid).

Just one tip you learn in this training may save the life of a family member, friend, or beloved pet.

Students attending the course for pets will receive an American Red Cross Pet First Aid Book, DVD and certification good for life and recognized nationwide!

The afternoon course for humans includes the latest book from the American Heart Association and, upon successful completion, students will receive an AHA course completion card, valid for two years. This course includes key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, including the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid. Areas covered include First Aid Basics, Handling Medical, Injury and Environmental Emergencies, Choking, CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Attendees must register in advance; class size is 6 minimum, 12 maximum. To pre-register, contact Cynthia Scott at 207.564.2604 or E-mail The cost of each course is $65; due to the limited space, $30 (payable to The Maine POM Project) will be required at the time of registration to hold your spot with the remainder due at the class. Pre-registration payment may be sent to Fresh Air Dogs, 251 Wharff Road, Guilford ME 04443.

The instructor for these courses is Bobby Silcott, Animal Control Officer for several towns in western Maine. He is on the Board of the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter and the Maine Federation of Humane Societies. Mr. Silcott founded The Maine POM (Pet Oxygen Mask) Project in 2009. He has been teaching Red Cross First Aid/CPR Courses since 2008. All proceeds from these courses will purchase POMs for Fire Department and Rescues all over Maine.