Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, & CPR Training


Lifeguarding Classes

The purpose of the Lifeguarding program is to train lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more.

Courses within the Lifeguarding Program include Lifeguarding (for facilities with pool depths greater than 7 feet), Shallow Water Lifeguarding (for facilities with pool depths less than or equal to 5 feet), and Waterfront (for lakes, etc). Lifeguarding courses are available in both the traditional, instructor led delivery as well as blended learning delivery, which combines eLearning with in-person skill practice.

Cost: $300 per participant. Includes personal CPR mask and hip pack.

Course length: Between 26-32 hours depending on training needs.

Additional Modules Available: Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Asthma Inhaler Training, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and Tourniquet Application. These modules may add time to the training timeframe.


CPR for Professional Rescuers

Don’t need to be a lifeguard, but need your CPR certification? Each class has a minimum of 4 participants in order to host a class. Please call for scheduling. 

CPR Pro: The CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPRO) program trains individuals with a duty to act including lifeguards, EMS personnel, police, security personnel, firefighters and athletic trainers — to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.

This course is also intended for individuals serving in roles that would be called upon to provide support in emergency situations, such as aquatic facility, gym/fitness club or community/recreation center staff.

Cost: $125 per participant. Includes personal CPR mask. 

Course length: 6 hours

Additional modules: Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Asthma Inhaler Training, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and Tourniquet Application. These modules may add time to the training timeframe.


First Aid/CPR/AED

The purpose of the courses in the First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants not in a professional environment recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies and  to know how to care for a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

The First Aid/CPR/AED program is available in two delivery formats: classroom (instructor-led) and blended learning, featuring online simulation learning followed by an in-person skills session.

Cost: $110 per person. Includes personal CPR mask.

Course length: 5 hours 

Additional modules: The First Aid/CPR/AED training program includes supplemental, add-on training modules for more advanced training and certification in key topics including OSHA-mandated Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Asthma Inhaler Training. These modules may add time and cost to the training timeframe.

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