North Metro Fire Rescue District is focused on training area residents to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) when a co-worker, friend or loved one is choking or has stopped breathing. Every minute that goes by reduces a person's chance of surviving cardiac arrest by 7-10%. Learn what to do so you can act when this happens. Lives have been saved when bystanders act and start care for victims of choking or sudden cardiac arrest.
With a large demand for our free, hands-only Family and Friends CPR classes and only a handful of people requesting certification classes each year, North Metro Fire has decided to focus its resources on teaching non-certification, hands-only CPR classes to as many people as we can in our community.
Our fire district no longer offers CPR certification classes. However, there are several businesses and organizations in our area that offer CPR certification classes, which we encourage residents to pursue. You can also search for a local class through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. They even offer virtual certification classes you can access online at your convenience.
Heartsaver® CPR/AED classes are intended for people with little to no prior medical training. Participants will learn how to effectively recognize and treat emergencies in those first critical minutes. The class teaches participants how to administer adult, child and infant CPR, how to treat choking victims, and how to use an AED.
HeartCode® BLS for Healthcare Providers classes are for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. After successful completion, participants will receive a course completion card, valid for two years.