CPR and first aid Training

We offer free and paid CPR and First Aid training

Free Hands-Only CPR and basic first aid training are available to schools, workplaces, organizations, churches, clubs, and businesses – anywhere people gather! We want to help you create a team of people ready to respond to life’s emergencies. We can also help Scout Troops earn first aid badges. Free classes do not offer certification cards.

Contact us to set up a free Hands-Only CPR or First Aid training.

Nicole Balensiefer, EMT

We also offer traditional AHA CPR and First Aid certification courses at scheduled times. Certification courses come with a fee. See our course schedule to learn more.

Hands-Only CPR FAQ

What is Hands-Only CPR?
Hands-Only CPR is recommended by the American Heart Association as a preferred bystander response when you see an adult or teenager collapse during a cardiac emergency.
To perform Hands-Only CPR, complete two simple steps:
1. Call 9-1-1
2. Press hard and fast on the center of the chest until first responders arrive
What do you learn at a Hands-Only CPR class?
  • How to recognize cardiac arrest
  • The difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack
  • How to know if you’re performing proper chest compressions
  • How to use an AED
  • Why your organization should have an AED on-site
  • Important information to communicate to 9-1-1 dispatchers
*Hands-Only is a great introduction to traditional CPR classes!
Who can take Hands-Only CPR classes?

Anyone capable of performing proper chest compressions – usually about 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches. The AHA states that children as young as sixth grade are capable of accurately performing CPR.

Why are only Hands-Only CPR classes free?

Hands-Only CPR is a valuable life-saving tool, but does not currently come with a certification card. It is also much less time-intensive to teach than traditional CPR classes. Certification CPR courses are paid events to cover the cost of obtaining the certification card from the AHA and the time it takes the trainer to teach the course.

Who needs to take a traditional CPR course?
Anyone who requires a CPR certification – usually healthcare professionals, lifeguards, and individuals who work with children.
The AHA states that traditional CPR with rescue breathing should be performed on infants, children, victims of drowning, drug overdose, or people who collapse due to breathing problems.