The Northshore Fire Department is in the process of becoming an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Site. We offer a number of AHA developed courses that are delivered in both public and private settings. The following are brief descriptions of the available courses offered by the Northshore Fire Department.

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Community CPR/AED

Course Description
This CPR course is designed to provide lay rescuers the fundamental skills and confidence to perform CPR on an adult. This course will teach participants how to recognize and alleviate airway obstructions, the proper use of an AED (Auto External Defibrillator) and the signs, symptoms and corrective action for a stroke or heart attack. A course completion certification card will be provided to those who successfully complete the course.

Intended Audience
This course is recommended for the general public and is scheduled once each quarter for the public and also available for private groups upon request.
Note: This course will not fill the requirements for BLS Healthcare Providers.

Course Length
Approximately 2 hours

Course Tuition
Public Class – $35 (includes $15.00 student manual)
Private Group Class – $200 base fee for up to 9 students, plus an additional $15/student for AHA manual

Family & Friends CPR

Course Description
This CPR course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Intended Audience
Family & Friends CPR is intended for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. The Family and Friends CPR course will be scheduled periodically throughout the year depending on demand and also available upon request to groups of 5-15 students.

Course Length
Approximately 1 Hour

Course Tuition
Free

First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Course Description
The First Aid course is designed to provide rescuers the fundamental skills to recognize and treat medical emergencies. This video-based, hands-on course will teach students scene safety, the signs and symptoms of diabetes, stroke and seizures and how to best treat these emergencies. Students will also learn how to control bleeding, treat for shock and burns, and minimize spinal damage due to head and spine injuries. In addition, students will be trained on Adult CPR and AED. A course completion certification card will be provided to those who successfully complete the course.

Intended Audience
This course is recommended for the general public that might respond to medical emergencies. First aid training would be especially valuable to construction, warehouse and factory workers, coaches and teachers, outdoor service personnel (tree experts, plumbers, etc.) and C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Teams) members. The First Aid/CPR/AED Course is offered twice a year for the general public and available for private groups upon request.

Course Length
Approximately 4 hours

Tuition
Public Class -$50 (includes $15.00 student manual)
Private Group Class – $300 base fee for up to 9 students, plus an additional $15/student for AHA manual

BLS Healthcare Provider Course

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. A course completion certification card will be provided to those who successfully complete the course.

Intended Audience
The course is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals such as: physicians; nurses; physical and occupational therapists; physician’s assistants; medical, dental or nursing assistants, police officers, and other healthcare professionals. The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is available upon request for private groups for up to 9 students.

Course Length
Approximately 4 ½ hours

Tuition
$250 base fee for up to 9 students, plus an additional $15/student for AHA manual

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials; do not represent income to the American Heart Association.

Schedule

CPR

Adult CPR only

TIME DAY INSTRUCTOR
6:30-9:00 March 22nd Steve Loutis
6:30-9:00 June 14th Doug Thornburg
6:30-9:00 September 13th Nick Lewis
6:30-9:00 December 13th John Burrow

First Aid/CPR

Includes Adult CPR Only

TIME DAY INSTRUCTOR
9:00-1:00 April 29th Nick Lewis
9:00-1:00 October 28th Steve Loutsis
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