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 offers two levels of CPR certification training: Heartsaver CPR/AED for community members and Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers.
Heartsaver® CPR/AED classes are intended for people with little to no prior medical training. North Metro firefighters will teach participants how to effectively recognize and treat emergencies in those first critical minutes. 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. Residents can choose to attend a classroom CPR/AED class led by an instructor, or they can complete a portion of the class online before completing the hands-on skills practice and skills test as part of the CPR/AED class. After successful completion, participants will receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
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. Similar to the Heartsaver CPR/AED class, participants can complete the entire coursework through an instructor-led class or complete part of the coursework online before finishing with hands-on instruction and skills testing in the classroom. After successful completion, participants will receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
Certification Class Information
COST: $50, includes course book and course completion card
LOCATIONS: North Metro Fire Headquarters at 101 Spader Way (Broomfield) or North Metro Fire Station 62 at 10550 Huron Street (Northglenn)
AGE REQUIREMENTS: 14 years or older; Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
TIME: All Heartsaver® and BLS classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and last up to 3 hours.
REGISTRATION: Please call 303-252-3500 and ask for Captain Riley. Residents can register over the phone and pay with a credit card or bring cash or check to the class.
Heartsaver® CPR/AED Classes:
- Feb. 11, 2017 at Station 62
- April 8, 2017 at Headquarters
- August 12, 2017 at Station 62
- October 14, 2017 at Headquarters
- December 9, 2017 at Station 62
BLS for Healthcare Providers Classes:
- Jan. 14, 2017 at Headquarters
- March 11, 2017 at Station 62
- May 13, 2017 at Headquarters
- Sept. 9, 2017 at Station 62
If none of these dates work for you, there are several other organizations within Colorado who offer CPR classes throughout the year. We encourage you to search their availability as well so as not to delay your certification and education.
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: March 5, 2017 – North Metro Fire Headquarters (101 Spader Way, Broomfield)
Two class times: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3 p.m.
Registration: Register via email to email@example.com or call 303-452-9910; Walk-in attendees are welcomed as well if space permits.
There will be another Family and Friends CPR class held in Northglenn in early summer. More details to come.