Pacific County Fire District #1 and the American Heart Association are dedicated to reducing the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. One way they do this is by training people how to perform CPR to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association offers a variety of CPR classes for everyone, not just for medical professionals.
“As many as 400,000 people in the US will suffer from cardiac arrest this year. The majority of these individuals will die before even reaching the hospital”.*
It is a fact that if more people were trained in CPR, the number of survivors could double or triple. Statistics show that among the American population, 70% may not even respond to a cardiac arrest emergency because they are uneducated and do not know how to apply the lifesaving techniques of CPR. This is a sad statistic, and the American Heart Association’s mission is to improve these numbers.
By getting CPR certified, we are embracing the American Heart Association’s motto: “Learn and Live.”
Why Take American Heart Association CPR Classes?
- Knowledge of CPR will give you the ability to save a life.
- Your workplace or school may ask that you have your CPR certification.
- You may work in a field that requires CPR as a skill, such as a firefighter or an EMT.
The classes teach students to save the lives of infants, children, and adults. Without knowing how to perform CPR, individuals cannot take action and lives are lost.
CPR Certification Courses for Healthcare Providers
- Basic Life Support (BLS):This course is designed for people in the healthcare profession that may need CPR and other emergency response skills for their jobs. The BLS certification classes, including exams, take about 4.5 hours to complete.
CPR Certification Courses for non-Healthcare Providers
- Heartsaver CPR AED: This classroom-based course will train you to be proficient in the use of CPR as well as an AED. If you need to get certified for a workplace or school requirement, then this is most likely the course you need to take.
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: This is the same as the Heartsaver CPR AED course but includes extra modules to learn the basics of responding to and managing a first aid emergency.
CPR Courses without Certification
- Family & Friends® CPR: This CPR course teaches students the techniques to save a life through applying CPR to an infant or child, CPR with rescue breaths, adult Hands-Only® CPR, how to use an AED, and choking relief in an infant, child or adult. AHA’s practice-while-watching technique which helps to enhance students learning and retention.
- Infant CPR Anytime:The Infant CPR Anytime educates individuals on how to apply CPR to infants and how to relieve choking infants. Choking is the #1 cause of accidental death in infants. This course comes in kit form and can be learned in the comfort of your own home in about 20 minutes. The course includes a baby-sized manikin. A smart choice for parents of newborn children.
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: $55.00
Heartsaver CPR AED: $35.00
Family & Friends® CPR: $15.00
Basic Life Support (BLS): $35.00
Infant CPR Anytime: $15.00
To register for any of these classes please call Lani at (360) 665-4451
How long is my certification valid? The certifications granted by the AHA are valid for two years.
We are making a difference, but, it is still up to the general public to enroll in American Heart Association CPR Classes to save lives.
*Facts recorded by the American Heart Association.