GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Knowing CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can help save lives. According to the American Heart Association, when someone's heart stops beating, immediate CPR can double or triple their chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
Below is a list of resources and locations to help you find a CPR, AED or first aid training course near you.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all CPR training courses offered in the Twin Cities metro.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association offers a myriad of courses for health care professionals and the general public.
Certain courses are geared toward people who have little or no medical training but require a course completion for their job, regulator or other requirements.
There are also courses and programs for people who just want to learn CPR but don't need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross offers a multitude of classes, including CPR, first aid and AED training. You can also search for Red Cross-certified classes that are offered virtually and online.
In response to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's scary on-field collapse and cardiac arrest during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the American Red Cross issued a statement saying "Our thoughts are with Damar Hamlin, his family and the entire NFL community, and we are hopeful he has a fast and full recovery."
"Accidents and emergencies can happen anytime at home, in the workplace or in the community... If you see someone suddenly collapse and you don’t know CPR, call or have someone else call 911 and start Hands-Only CPR," the statement continued.
"The Red Cross recommends this lifesaving training for everyone, including parents, grandparents and caregivers. Red Cross First Aid training takes only a few hours, and can give you the skills and confidence to act in an emergency and help save a life."
The City of Bloomington offers CPR and AED and psychological first aid training to community members at no cost. Call 952-563-8900 for more details.
Front Line Consultants
White Bear Lake's Front Line Consultants offers training courses for adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED, in addition to basic life support.
The courses cost $60 and are taught by American Red Cross instructors.
To view Front Line Consultants' 2023 training calendar, click here.
HeartCert Twin Cities
HeartCert, based out of Eagan, Minnesota, offers in-person, virtual and group American Red Cross adult/child/infant CPR/AED with First Aid two-year certification classes.
Public, private and approved virtual classes cost $99. Contact HeartCert for a quote for group or company on-site courses.
Inver Grove Heights Fire Department
The Inver Grove Heights Fire Department offers American Heart Association CPR and first aid classes to groups and individuals. AHA-certified instructors can teach varying class sizes and levels of CPR and first aid.
For more details, contact Fire Operations Supervisor Lieutenant Dan Bernardy at email@example.com or 651-450-4303.
The Roseville Fire Department currently offers hands-only CPR classes.
The hands-only classes are taught every third Tuesday of the month (September - May) at 6 p.m. at the fire station. The course includes refresher information about the dos and don'ts of CPS. Click here to sign up for a hands-only CPR class.
White Bear Lake
The White Bear Lake Fire Department provides two options for CPR classes, taught by American Heart Association-certified instructors: HeartSaver CPR/AED and Basic Life Support Provider CPR.
Courses cost $60 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis of payment.
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