North Metro Fire Rescue District is focused on training area residents to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) when a co-worker, friend or loved one is choking or has stopped breathing. Every minute that goes by reduces the chance of survival by seven to 10 percent. Learn what to do so you can act when this happens. Lives have been saved when bystanders act and start care for victims of choking or sudden cardiac arrest.
North Metro Fire has adopted a new format to better accommodate the needs and schedules of citizens looking to get their CPR certification. Those needing CPR certification are encouraged to enroll in the American Heart Association’s online eLearning modules for Heartsaver CPR/AED and Basic Life Support (BLS). Once you have finished the online portion of the certification class, you can call North Metro Fire to schedule a hands-on session with one of our instructors to complete the practical part of the course. Once completed, you will have earned your CPR certification.
To sign up for an online CPR certification course, visit the American Heart Association’s website. You can also search for in-person classes in your area through the website.
Heartsaver® CPR/AED classes are intended for people with little to no prior medical training. Residents will learn adult, child and infant CPR, how to treat choking victims, and how to use an AED. North Metro Fire can now offer this class in two different formats.
BLS for Healthcare Providers classes are for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
Family & Friends® CPR
Family & Friends® CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course certification card in CPR for their job. This course focuses on hands-only CPR and AED use and is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. The class is open to all ages, but any minors should be accompanied by an adult.
Our Family & Friends® CPR classes have been widely popular since beginning in May 2015. Be sure to sign up early and secure your spot at the class time you want.
* Class is funded through the Cindy Jarrell Education Fund, and equipment is provided by Mile-High RETAC.
When: October 21, 2017 – North Metro Fire Headquarters, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield
Two class times: 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Registration: Register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-252-3017; Walk-in attendees are welcomed if space permits.