Fire Department - CPR Classes
As part of The West Chester University Program, The Fire Department offers training to individuals and local businesses in a wide variety of subjects, but we are most commonly asked to assist a business with becoming CPR certified, either to meet regulations required for that company or merely for the benefit of its employees. West Chester's CPR program covers different levels of certification so that we can best meet your specific needs or those of your organization.
All of the CPR classes offered by the West Chester Fire Department follow the American Heart Association guidelines and upon completion, all participants will receive a certification card from the AHA stating they have successfully completed an AHA course and are certified to that level of CPR for which they received training. The certification is good for two years from the date of completion of the training. It is recommended that CPR be reviewed every year, and that re-certification is done every two years. The cost listed for each course includes the necessary workbook, the certification card and any printed materials for the class, as well as the cost for the instructor.
The West Chester Fire Department prides itself on assisting local businesses with their training needs. CPR classes can be scheduled at your facility or can be conducted at one of West Chester's fire stations. Scheduling is flexible, courses can be scheduled for any time and any weekday, weekends are limited. In order to efficiently conduct a class, please provide at least four students per class and no more than 18 students. Additional scheduling time may be required with larger classes due to the necessity for additional instructors. All training material is brought along with the instructor, which includes mannequins, videos and handouts. Because the courses are mostly video based, a TV and DVD player must be provided for the class. Ample space is also required for partiicipants to perform the necessary skills comfortably.
For additional information, call the West Chester Fire Department at 777-1133.
*Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled due to holidays or minimum attendance.
|Heartsaver CPR/AED||$25||This class is held the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December and is designed for businesses/individuals that require or desire a certification in Adult and Child CPR. It will be interactive with an instructor and manikins while following along with a video.|
|Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED||$35||This class is held the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November and is designed for businesses/individuals that require or desire a certification in First Aid basics, injury and environmental emergencies, and CPR. It will be interactive with an instructor and manikins while following along with a video.|
|BLS for Healthcare Providers||$40||This class is held the fourth Wednesday of every month and is designed for businesses/individuals in the healthcare setting: MD, RN, Dental Asst., EMS Professional, etc.; that require a certification. It will be interactive with an instructor and manikins while following along with a video.|
|Skills Check (Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED & BLS for Healthcare Providers)||$10||Skills checks are offered by appointment only. This option is for those people who have completed their training at the American Heart Association (AHA) website. These online courses are very convenient and can be found here: AHA Online Courses|
***NOTES: ALL START TIMES FOR CLASS ARE PROMPT. HOWEVER, END TIMES CAN CHANGE WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS / PRACTICE AS NEEDED.
|CLASS SIZE:||There is a maximum number of 9 students for each class and at least four students must be registered one week prior to class or class will be canceled. So sign up early and bring a friend.|
|DRESS CODE:||Dress is casual and comfortable.|
|Payment can be made on the scheduling site (link above)
ALL CLASSES HELD AT FIRE HEADQUARTERS (Station 71)
Be sure to read the Cancellation/Refund Policy on Registration Page
|DIRECTIONS To Fire Headquarters (Station 71):||Cincinnati Area:||75 N, take exit 19 for Union Centre Boulevard
Turn right off exit onto Union Centre Boulevard
Turn left onto Cincinnati Dayton Road
.5 mile Firehouse will be on the left (across from UDF)
|Dayton Area:||75 S, take exit 21 for Cincinnati Dayton Road
Turn left off exit onto Cincinnati Dayton Road
1.5 mile Firehouse will be on the right (across from UDF)