Public CPR Class
The Homer Township Fire Protect District offers CPR classes that are taught by members of the department who are trained instructors certified by the American Heart Association.
Classes Offered Include:
Family and Friend CPR AED The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-On 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 dynamic group environment using AHA;s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.
Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver CPR AED is geared for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
BLS (Basic Life Support)
BLS is geared toward prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years, Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.
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.