Public CPR Class

The Homer Township and Northwest Homer Fire Protect Districts offer CPR classes that are taught by members of the department who are trained instructors certified by the American Heart Association.

New for 2020, Lemont Fire will be offering an online portion with an in person skills session.

Classes Offered Include:

Heartsaver CPR
This course trains the responder to recognize and treat life threatening emergencies with adult, child and infant victims. It includes CPR and relief of a foreign body airway obstruction in all ages.

Basic Life Support (BLS)
This is a course for healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. It covers adult, child and infant one and two rescuer CPR, use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) and relief of a foreign body airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive adult, child and infant. Skills also include the use of a bag-mask and other barrier devices.

On Line and In Person Skills Courses (Online must be completed prior to taking the skills session)

Heartsaver CPR and AED for individuals (Parents, Teachers, Caregivers etc.) Online Course – $15 – HS CPR AED Course. Heartsaver CPR AED Card – $18 (optional)

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Fields) Online course – $28.50 – BLS Course Basic Life Support Card – $4 (optional but typically required for employment)

For more information on the CPR Classes, please contact Danielle Fary at

For online course information: contact Tina Pirc at

Did You Know?

  • Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 of the 871,517 adults who die as a result of cardiovascular disease.
  • Approximately 325,000 of all annual adultcoronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments. About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest.
  • If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.
  • About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.