AED and CPR Training

American Heart Association

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer 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.

Classes are conducted by our four instructors under Onondaga County and American Heart Association guidelines. Classes on Heart Saver AED, Heart Saver First Aid, and Healthcare Provider are taught to approximately 300 students in 75 classes on a yearly basis. Contact the station for class information.

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Why Learn Hands-Only CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 EMS-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby.

What Does This Course Teach?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Did You Know

  • About 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen inside homes.
  • About 47% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

Due to the ongoing pandemic we are currently not scheduling CPR or other community classes.

Fill out the form below and someone from our department will contact you with your date and time. If you need to get a hold of someone, please call 315-637-6101.