UPDATE (3/16/21): Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently postponing all classes for this program until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience! Once we are able to provide this class again, this site will be updated.
Please read the description of the AmeriCorps First Aid & CPR program below
Thanks for your interest! Through our AmeriCorps grant, we offer a discounted CPR and First Aid class to select audiences. Typically, these are community groups, high schools, senior centers and faith-based organizations serving participants in low- to moderate-income communities. If you are unsure whether your group meets this criteria, please email email@example.com.
With this program, participants will be certified in Adult CPR and First Aid (not AED or Pediatric CPR) for two years, at an extremely discounted price of $5 per participant. This program is very limited and is taught by our AmeriCorps team who serve through a portion of the year. We cannot guarantee requests can be fulfilled.
Generally, requests should be made at least 60 days in advance of the potential class date, and it may take 1-2 weeks for us to reply to your request. Weekend class availability is extremely limited, so when possible, please choose a weekday option. The minimum number of attendees is 20 individuals. The maximum number 50 individuals for an English class and 30 for a Spanish class. If your group has less than 20 expected attendees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional options.
NEW Payment Policy for the 2019/2020 Program Year: This year, we are mandated to ensure payment of the scheduled class based on the estimated number of attendees the partnering organization will offer the class to, as this class is offered at the extreme discount of $5 per person and it is challenging to coordinate logistically. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our partners! When booking, please have an accurate number of attendees available for your request.
Payment can still be delivered to the Red Cross the day of the class or by invoice/check after the presentation, but please note that your agency will be responsible for the full amount of even if some of your attendees cancel. If this will be difficult for your agency, we suggest collecting the fee from participants before the class, so that you have funds in case your attendees do not show.
NEW UPDATE: We have recently received a few requests to provide a simultaneous translation class where both English and Spanish speakers attend the same class. Please note, our instructors can only accommodate this request if the following conditions are met:
- The host agency requests this type of class during the booking process
- The host agency employees an interpreter and interpreter headphones/equipment for participant use at their cost
If the host agency cannot meet these requirements, then please request separate classes.
While there is no set age limit for CPR classes, typically the younger participants are 11-12 years old. Participants pass the course based on the recommendation of the instructor and if they are able to demonstrate the physical aspects of the class, such as chest compression. The instructor has the authority to not certify a participant if they can’t physically demonstrate aspects of the material or if they were not engaged or present in the class.
Additionally, our team certifies participants in Adult CPR and First Aid only. They do not certify Pediatric/Infant CPR or AED. They can (time permitting) highlight those activities during the class and show video demonstrations, but we don’t certify participants in those sections.
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