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Call: (410) 222-8337






The ONLY level CPR class we offer at the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Training Academy is the following:

American Heart Association Family and Friends Class - FREE (NO completion card issued with this class)

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands- Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Target Audience

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR, but DO NOT NEED A COURSE COMPLETION CARD in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

****We DO NOT offer the following two CPR classes. If you need either of these level classes, please use the web sites provided below****

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED

Heartsaver®  CPR AED teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA's research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Target Audience

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.  Normally medical office staff, physical fitness trainers, daycare providers etc.

American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Target Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

CPR Class Resources

American Heart Association -  800-242-8721   WEBSITE

Anne Arundel Community College410-777-2974 Kyle Hastings WEBSITE 

Arundel Volunteer Fire Dept. -  WEBSITE      EMAIL

Cape St Claire Volunteer Fire Dept. -   EMAIL

Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. -    EMAIL

Arnold Volunteer Fire Dept.WEBSITE    EMAIL

Deale Volunteer Fire Dept.WEBSITE     EMAIL

Odenton Volunteer Fire Dept.- Contact Chris Phillips  EMAIL    

Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department - Contact Donna Ray EMAIL

Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department - WEBSITE  Contact Wayne Snyder EMAIL

Annapolis Fire Department- EMAIL



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