CPR Training


As of March 1, 2009 the Ocean City ~ Wright Fire Control District has become a certified American Heart Association Training Site! This allows our department to teach lifesaving skills such as CPR, 1st aid, and use of an AED. Training opportunities are available to the public and follow the standards set forth by the American Heart Association. CPR can make the difference between the life and death of a loved one. It can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival!

Stats & Facts

Classes are held on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $45 and we accept cash, money order, or cashier’s checks.  (No personal checks please) The class offered each month alternates between HeartSaver and BLS for Healthcare Providers. Group rates for organizations that have 10 or more people, please contact us by email.

Course Formats

The American Heart Association offers training in a variety of formats.

Classroom icon100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience. These classroom courses are a good option for students who learn most effectively in a classroom environment with other students. These courses are taught by AHA Instructors, who administer both the cognitive portion of the course and hands on skills practice and testing. Classroom Registration Here

Blended iconAHA Blended Learning courses combine the flexibility of online training with in person skills practice and testing for CPR and other psychomotor skills. After students complete the cognitive portion of the course online at their own pace, they complete a hands-on Skills Session which includes practice and testing with an AHA Instructor or Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM). These courses include an Online Part 1 eLearning course, followed within 60 days by a Skills Session. Online AHA Courses

eLearning iconAHA eLearning courses give students the flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule, anywhere and anytime an internet connection is available. CPR and other psychomotor skills training must include a hands-on skills testing component. These online courses are self-directed, and do not require skills testing. Online AHA Courses

All courses and eLearning skills check-off sessions include the following:
  • In person Classroom Instruction
  • All materials necessary to complete the course
  • American Heart Association course completion card
  • To schedule a Skills Session, please call 850-862-1185 ext. 1 or email.
  • Course materials may be purchased here.

Heartsaver®  CPR AED and First Aid Courses

Heartsaver® First Aid
Designed to meet OSHA regulations, this course covers first aid basics, consisting of the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

Heartsaver® CPR AED
This course will teach you to recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until more advanced care arrives to take over. The course also covers adult choking and naloxone.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR & AED
This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements and covers first aid basics and CPR and AED skills for adults, children, and infants.

BLS- Instructor-Led Training
Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income of the Association. You have been instructed to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.