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CPR Classes

North Whidbey Fire and Rescue proudly offers American Safety & Health Institute First Aid CPR AED courses to the public. HSI courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for a 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.

Importance of CPR

Cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction in the the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts blood flow to the brain, lungs, and other organs, is a leading cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person's chance of survival.

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not offer BLS for Healthcare Providers course. 

There is no official minimum age requirement for the course, however your child should be able to sit through a 6-hour course.

HSI EMS Safety First Aid CPR AED is a video-bases, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

After completing the HSI EMS Safety First Aid CPR AED course, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

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