Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes are offered to the public, and teach the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver Program. Classes take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 10:00pm. The classes teach rescue techniques in choking incidents, adult and child CPR, and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) device.
This 3-hour class has a $25 fee and requires pre-registration with our Department's business office at Headquarters/Station 1. There is a 5 person minimum, and a 9 student maximum for the class.
CPR instruction for large groups can be scheduled based on availability of Fire Department personnel.
To pre-register, or for more information, contact or visit our business office at Station 1. The business office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m.
Re-Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare ProvidersCFPD also offers the Practical Skills Testing session required for CPR re-certification for Healthcare Providers. To qualify for this, you must already be certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) in "Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers".
Two sessions must be completed for re-certification. The first is an on-line classroom session by the American Heart Association. To complete the on-line course, go to onlineaha.org and view the Course Catalog. Purchase the course named "BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1". The AHA does charge a fee for this on-line course. The course is a self-paced module with checkpoints, optional review areas and videos for viewing.
The course takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to print a "Proof of Completion" letter, which you will need to register for Practical Skills Testing.
Once the on-line course is complete, you may register for Practical Skills Testing at Cary Fire Protection District. The fee for the testing session is $10.00. Once completed, the AHA will issue you a "BLS for Healthcare Providers" certification card.
To register for the testing session, or for more information, contact or visit our business office at Station 1. The business office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m.
For more information about CPR, visit the
American Heart Association's website at