Community CPR

The Rattlesnake Fire Protection District is committed to helping our residence help themselves. We believe that early CPR saves lives and the more people who know how to do CPR the better! For that reason we offer Public CPR classes on a quarterly basis. Larger groups can be accommodated and a special class made available if needed. All CPR classes are taught by certified American Heart Association instructors. We offer three different classes, please read the description to make sure to select the correct class for your needs. Click on the class title to go to the American Heart Association webpage for more information. Please email David Scott (david.scott@rsfpd.org) to register for a class. Remember the person we are most likely to save with CPR is a loved one.  

The cost is free to Rattlesnake Fire residents and their family members. The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete. 

The Family & Friends 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.

Family & Friends CPR is 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.

Features:

 Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
 Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
 Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:
 Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
 Adult CPR With Breaths 
 Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult 
 Child CPR and AED
 Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child
 Infant CPR
 Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant

In the end you get:
 A Family & Friends CPR book
 A pocket mask
 The skills needed to save a life!




The cost is $50 to the Rattlesnake Fire residents and their family members. The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete.

Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course is 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.

Heartsaver First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Features:
 Video-based course ensures consistency 
 Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
 Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA    
  Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and   
  Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver First Aid Quick 
  Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many 
  injuries and illnesses

The Heartsaver program teaches: 
• Adult CPR and AED use
 Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
 Child CPR and AED use
 Infant CPR
 Adult, child, and infant choking
 First aid basics
 Medical emergencies
 Injury emergencies
 Environmental emergencies
 Preventing illness and injury
 Exam

In the end you get: 
 Heartsaver CPR book
 Heartsaver First Aid Book
 A pocket mask
 Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED Completion certificates
 The skills needed to provide basic first aid and ability to save a life!

Healthcare Professionals who live in our district may join us for our BLS Healthcare Provider classes if we have availability. Please contact the CPR coordinator for more information.  

Features:
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
• Video-based course with real world scenarios

The BLS program teaches:
• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

In the end you get:
• BLS CPR book
• A Pocket Mask
• BLS Completion Certificate