Heartland CPR is pleased to present
FIRST AID 4 DUMMIES
Where can you learn CPR free of charge?
We get calls all the time asking where people can get a free CPR class, and I am tasked with telling people that they won't find a free class for those whose employment or educational facility requires certification. I usually explain that AHA materials are costly (and mandatory) for every participant, and the fee the instructor (or company) must pay for those materials account for about half of the fee charged for a given class. Since 99% of those asking must have the classes for certification, that's the end of the conversation.
Some agencies, fire departments for example, have received grants enabling them to purchase the necessary supplies to teach the most basic class, often called "CPR for Family & Friends", in communities; other groups have other revenue streams so this type of course keeps employees already on the payroll busy and their teaching skills sharp, maybe on a monthly or quarterly basis. These very basic classes have different requirements than certification classes and allows instructors to teach a far greater number of students at once, which also means less overhead cost. Even these very basic classes have become harder and harder to find without charge. If you are one of the few that simply wants to learn CPR for your own peace of mind and don't need a certification card, we have just the ticket!
Heartland CPR has created a short, PowerPoint-based class covering basic First Aid and hands-only CPR. We began offering what we call "First Aid + CPR 4 Dummies" (FA+CPR4D) to the public free of charge in 2015. We make nothing by offering it and will utilize our equipment, instructors, and expertise a few times annually.
Mark your calendars. These classes are not as plentiful as others, but we do try to offer a few opportunities throughout the year. The next class will be offered at Heartland CPR located at 8101 NW 10th Suite #C3. There is no catch...this is a free class offered to those who wish to learn simple steps they can take to respond in emergency situations and potentially save lives. Instead of charging for this valuable training, we will be accepting donations for BritVil Food Pantry, so please bring a canned food or non-perishable food item with you. Since we need to know how many supplies to prepare, you must pre-register on our website or by contacting Heartland CPR via email "contact@HeartlandCPR.com" or by phone at 405-603-6666 and simply let us know your name, email address, phone number, and the number planning to attend. That's it!
Remember, this is not for certification and targeted at those wishing to learn for their own peace of mind; if you are required to take a class for your employer or education requirements, this is not the class you need (although we can still help you with one of our American Heart Association classes taught throughout the month). This valuable free training is our way of giving back to a community that has allowed us to be successful since 2003 and watched us grow into the premier training company in Oklahoma. This free community class is offered on a first come-first served basis and is given in hopes of giving more individuals the confidence to act in emergency situations and potentially save lives. We all win when lives are saved!