In episodes of cardiac arrest, time is paramount. Victims need immediate CPR and immediate defibrillation. While EMS providers and many public safety first responders are well equipped to manage these scenarios, we depend on citizens to provide simple but crucial early CPR intervention. While the Binghamton University community is fortunate to have response times significantly below the national average, we strongly encourage all members of our community to become CPR certified and grow familiar with AED operations. There are many individuals in our community who owe their lives to quick and competent initiation of CPR and defibrilliation, several of whom were resuscitated with Binghamton University public access AEDs.
Every year, Harpur’s Ferry trains thousands of students, faculty, and staff in compression-only CPR and defibrillation at no cost. For those interested in gaining certification in CPR (BLS or CPR&AED), Harpur’s Ferry regularly hosts classes. Please see our schedule below or contact us if you’d like to arrange for a class for your group.