Carrollton Fire Rescue utilizes the American Heart Association’s CPR training curriculums, and has established the Emergency Medical Education Training Center to deliver courses. Our goal is to make CPR training available and affordable to all businesses and residents of not only Carrollton but all of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Listed below is information regarding the different types of CPR classes that are offered.
Adult & Child CPR / AED
Teaches CPR and relief of choking for adults and children. For CPR purposes "adult" is defined as anyone with signs of puberty; a "child" is anyone over the age of 1 with no signs of publerty. One will also learn to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on both adults and children. This class takes approximately 4 hours to complete, and includes a skills test. You will receive a Heartsaver CPR card with completion of the course.
What is an AED? An electrical device that is placed on an individual who has gone into sudden cardiac arrest, which provides a shock to help the heart re-pace itself to a normal beat. During a sudden cardiac arrest, the lower chambers of the heart suddenly stop beating normally and develop what is called ventricular fibrillation. This is the chaotic heart rhythm that which prevents the heart from effectively pumping blood. If this condition is not corrected immediately, death will follow within approximately 10 minutes. An AED is the only known device/technique that stops the chaotic electrical heart activity and allows the heart to re-pace itself to a normal rhythm. Occasionally the heart will re-pace itself, and if the patient has received CPR in this instance, he/she can or may survive. Utilizing an AED increases these odds of survival from approximately 5% with just CPR, to as much as 80% if an AED is placed on the patient within a few minutes of sudden cardiac arrest.
Teaches CPR and relief of choking for infants. For CPR purposes "infant" is defined as someone less than one year of age. This class takes approximately 2 hour to complete, and includes a skills test. You will receive a Heartsaver Pediatric CPR card with completion of the course.
Teaches one how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles, medical emergencies, and injury emergencies. This class takes approximately 3 hours to complete. You will receive a Heartsaver First Aid card with the completion of the course. For First Aid purposes "Adult" is defined as anyone showing signs of puberty.
Adult & Child CPR, AED, & First Aid
Combines all of the above listed courses. This class takes approximately 8 hours to complete and includes a skills tes . You will receive a Heartsaver Adult/Child CPR, AED, & First Aid card with completion of course.
Health Care Providers
Classes are offered for individuals seeking renewal of their Health Care Provider CPR certification. Must have a minimum of 6 individuals to hold a class.
NOTE: A minimum of two weeks notice is required.