Being able to start or help out with patient CPR is vital. Register for and complete the CPR class for new members as soon as possible after submitting your application. The Virginia Office of EMS requires that all individuals hold current certification in CPR as a prerequisite for enrollment in the BLS Academy (EMT program).
If you are currently certified in CPR, you may click here to see if the Virginia Office of EMS will accept your certification (only certain courses meet the standards and are accepted by the Virginia Office of EMS). If you certification is not on the list of approved certifications, you will need to sign-up and complete a CPR class for new members.
This course is designed to provide the new (future) member and City personnel with the knowledge and skills to properly perform the basic life support as recommended by the American Heart Association. Students learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Successful participants are provided an AHA CPR certification card in accordance with the specific course requirements.
No classes are scheduled at this time