CPR Program

All classes will be held at the Public Safety Training Campus 4300 E 60th Street North

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue offers two types of CPR classes. Educational and American Heart Association Certification:

Educational CPR training: This course is designed for groups or individuals that do not need certification. The class will cover Hands only CPR and how to use an AED. This class will help you to recognize an emergency and how to act fast when minutes matter most.  The class is free and takes about an hour.  There is no certification. Classes are held on the Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Please click on the link to register so we have an approximate headcount. Classes may be postponed due to low enrollment.

American Heart Association® CPR certification- All AHA coursed use a blended learning format. Students will complete the online portion through the AHA. There is a separate fee for online content. Students can then register for a Hands-on Skills session. There is a separate fee for the skills session, and it takes about an hour. After completion of the online portion and skills session and AHA certification card will be issued.   View Calendar

The AHA offers a dynamic learning program which means the more you know the faster the online content will go! Most CPR classes can be completed in less than an hour. First Aid may take longer.

Certifications Offered: Click the link to purchase the online content.

Heartcode BLS®-This is designed for medical professionals. (Nurses, dental, physicians. EMS etc.)

Heartsaver® CPR AED- This is designed for anyone with little or no medical training.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED- This class is the same as Heartsaver® CPR and includes First Aid

Heartsaver® Pediatric- This is specific to childcare providers. It covers CPR and First Aid for children.

Please check with your employer, school, or licensing body to make sure you take the correct course.

Register for a Skills session. A printed certificate from the online portion must be presented at the skills session.


Hands Only CPR

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