CPR Training

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

Get Trained, Save a Life!

If any groups, such as churches, scouts, libraries, etc., are interested in hands-on CPR training, please feel free to contact Beth Weiss at (410) 222-8758. She will be happy to assist you.

Why Learn CPR?

Nearly 326,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

American Heart Association Friends & Family Class

The Friends & Family 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.

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.

There is NO completion card issued with this class.

Stop the Bleed Training

Learning to STOP THE BLEED® is a lifesaving skill. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. With 3 quick actions, you can be trained and empowered to save a life. 

Most STOP THE BLEED® courses last no longer than 90 minutes. A formal presentation is followed by hands-on practice of applying direct pressure, packing a wound, and using a tourniquet to stop bleed.

These classes are offered free of charge, however registration is required to attend. Use the form below to register for an upcoming class. For more information email, fdcpr@aacounty.org.

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.

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 Coordinator


415 Maxwell Frye Road, Millersville, MD. 21108