***The American Heart Association will now extend AHA Instructor and Provider Course Completion Cards for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date, beginning with cards that expire March 2020 through June 2020.
The early initiation of quality CPR has proven to increase the survival rate of patients who suffer a cardiac arrest. Combining community CPR with early defibrillation and advanced life support has proven to save lives.
In order to better serve our community, the Evanston Fire Department is offering to the general public four courses that are authorized by the American Heart Association. Three are certification courses, and the last is informative.
Certifying Courses: If you want to be certified upon completion.
BLS CPR AED course (for Healthcare Professionals), is approximately 4 hours
*The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in prehospital and in-facility environments. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. (age 16 yo+)
Books Required and included in class cost: BLS Student Manual
Class Cost: Resident $55/ Non-Resident $65
- Heartsaver CPR AED course (General Public), is approximately 3 hours.
*Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for a job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years. (age 12 yo+)
Books Required and included in class cost: Heartsaver CPR AED Student Manual
Class Cost: Resident $50/ Non-Resident $60
- Heartsaver First Aid & CPR Combo course (General Public), is approximately 7 hours.
*Heartsaver course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants, including CPR & AED. (age 12 yo+)
Books Required and included in class cost: Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Manual
Class Cost: Resident $80/ Non-Resident $100
Informative Course: If you are not looking to be certified, but would like to learn basic hands only CPR skills
- Friends and Family CPR Course (General Public Non-Certifying), is approximately 1.5 hours
*Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. (age 10 yo+)
Books Required and included in class cost: Family & Friends CPR Student Manual
Class Cost: Resident $25/ Non-Resident $30
- July 8th, 6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.(CPR- Heartsaver & BLS)
September 9th, 6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.(CPR- Heartsaver & BLS)
September 19th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (First Aid/CPR Combo)
October 7th, 6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.(CPR- Heartsaver & BLS)
October 17th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.(Friends & Family Course)
November 11th, 6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.(CPR- Heartsaver & BLS)
November 14th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (First Aid/CPR Combo)
December 9th, 6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.(CPR- Heartsaver & BLS)
All registration is done online through the link below
All Classes are located at
Fire Department Headquarters
909 Lake St., Evanston IL 60201
***If you are interested in a Private Group Class please complete the following request form
Questions can be directed to Jennifer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
CPR Hotline 847-866-5923 . Online Registration and payment must be received 48 hours prior to the class.