CPR AND FIRST AID CLASSES
Cortland Fire Department has instructors available for American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes at your workplace, school, civic or youth group. Courses are also hosted regularly at the Armory Building at 25 Wheeler Ave. These courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training. CPR is a means to save heart muscle until a cardiac arrest victim can get to advanced care. Cortland Fire Department also provides Healthcare Provider CPR for agencies needing more specific coursework.
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated defibrillator use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.
CPR is the second most important link in the chain of survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The first is the recognition that a person is in trouble. Even if you don’t take a course learning to recognize the signs of an emergency can save a life. American Heart Association has information at their website to learn about heart attack, stroke and many other life threatening emergencies.
Contact Community Education for more information or to request a classm or call 607-756-5612 for more information.