South Kitsap Fire and Rescue is pleased to offer a variety of public and private CPR classes. We utilize the American Heart Association Heartsaver program as our curriculum.
Pre-registration is required for all courses offered to the public or private parties. It is preferable for students to utilize our online registration page for a faster and more convenient registration process. However, if you are not able to register online, you may still register during normal business hours either at our Headquarters station (1974 Fircrest Drive SE, Port Orchard), or over the phone at 360-871-2411 with a credit card. As of July 1, 2016 there are new fees for CPR classes to help defray the cost of instructors and supplies. The registration fee is typically non-transferable and non-refundable; however, the Division Chief of EMS can make exceptions to this for special circumstances.
Classes are taught at South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station 31, 200 Tremont Street. Parking is limited, however, with their permission; feel free to park in the Tremont Business complex directly next door.
SKFR does not offer public or private Heartsaver BLS First Aid CPR and AED courses.
Family & Friends CPR (FREE): This class teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.
Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.
This class is offered four times a year through the fire districts “Safety Saturday” and is open to everyone. Safety Saturdays are offered at 0900 hours on the third Saturdays of January, April, July, and October.
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: This class is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.
This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
The district offers the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED in two formats.
eLearning and Skills Session ($25.00 for SKFR): The takes the American Heart Association’s online course (https://www.onlineaha.org/courses/26). Once they have completed the course they attend the training facility for a skill’s check off. The online course is exactly the same as the 4 hour Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED classroom course, only the classroom is done online through the AHA website. Students will be required to pay for the class online directly to the AHA website and bring a completed certificate to our facility the night of the skills test. Those without a certificate will not be allowed to attend the skills session.
The skills check off night is at 6:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month and lasts up to 2 hours.
Classroom and Skills Session ($45.00): The AHA regular classroom course and is the same class that SKFR offered for many years on Wednesday night. This combines the classroom and the skill session. Each student will receive a student workbook with this class.
The skills session combined into a four hour class and is offered at 9:00 am on the first Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Heartsaver Pediatric CPR AED ($40.00): This class is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 United States. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers modules Child/Infant CPR AED.
This class is offered the third Wednesday of February, June, and October starting at 6:00 pm hours and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
Special Classes: The district will offer any of the above listed classed for groups who would like a dedicated class for their group or organization. Groups interested in a special class will schedule directly with South Kitsap Fire and Rescue during normal business hours either at our Headquarters station (1974 Fircrest Drive SE, Port Orchard), or over the phone at 360-871-2411 with a credit card.