CPR teaches students the basic skills of adult, child and infant CPR in accordance with the American Heart Association. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue offers community classes, as well as classes for private groups of six or more by request.
Next AHA Heartsaver Community CPR / AED class
Saturday, Feb. 24 8:30 a.m. to noon Fire Headquarters, 300 Perry St. $60 per person (cost includes student workbook and CPR eCard)
Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA) or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
The AHA does not mandate a minimum age requirement for learning CPR. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. In order to obtain CPR certification, participants will need to be able to get on the floor and be able to demonstrate effective chest compressions and give effective breaths on the manikins.
Hands on skills testing will take place throughout the course with opportunities to practice and improve skills. There is not a written test. Participants must be in attendance for the entire course and complete the skills testing in order to receive a passing score and be issued an eCard from the American Heart Association, which is good for two years.
The Heartsaver course does NOT include first aid components and is not specific to babysitting.
The Heartsaver course is NOT for health care providers or prehospital professionals. These types of professionals usually need to complete a Basic Life Support class. Check with your employer or licensing authority.
Registration and full payment must be received by end of business Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The price includes a non-refundable $20 deposit. Any attendee who cancels less than three days prior to the class will receive a partial refund (payment minus the non-refundable deposit). A full refund will be granted for any course canceled by CRFD.
Registration can be completed at Fire Headquarters, 300 Perry St., in Downtown Castle Rock, or by mailing a check payable to "Town of Castle Rock" to that address. Your full name, email address, and phone number need to be provided to be fully registered.
Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR
BLS CPR classes geared to those in the healthcare profession are offered and scheduled on an as-needed basis. While these classes are typically limited to healthcare professionals, community members may enroll if there is space available.