As an American Heart Association (AHA) Authorized Training Center, the Addison Fire Protection District is uniquely positioned to provide a host of BLS, ACLS, AED and First-Aid classes to both medical professionals’ and laypersons. Various different classes are hosted throughout the year at our headquarters fire station at 10 South Addison Road in Addison, Illinois. Additionally, our instructors can travel to different locations within the community or surrounding area to offer customized training based on the end user’s schedule and needs. Besides teaching various classes, the Addison Fire Protection District is entrusted by the AHA to operate as a Training Center.  We are tasked with being the principal resource for information, support and quality control for all AHA instructors that have aligned with the Addison Fire Protection District AHA Training Center. This means that we are not only responsible for ensuring the quality of the performance of our fire district AHA instructors; we have nearly 500 other AHA instructors from throughout the area we monitor.

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BLS Providers & Renewal

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 4.0 Hours | $50.00 Class fee

(Formally known as BLS Healthcare Provider and changed to BLS Provider with the 2015 AHA update)

Course Description This course 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. Course content:

  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

Text Book # 15-1010 or E-Book 15-3102 (required). Students are required to purchase their own textbook or E-Book prior to the class date. These may be purchased on-line through numerous vendors. For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, & amazon.com. E-Book students are allowed to use mobile devices in class.

9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

All classes held at Addison Fire District Station 71 at 10 South Addison Road in Addison

2021 Dates: January 9 – February 13 – March 13 – April 10 – May 8 – June 12 – July 10 – August 14 – September 11 – October 9 – November 13 – December 11

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Heartsaver First Aid

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 3 hours | $30.00 Class fee

Course Description Taught in a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Course content: -First Aid basics including:

  • scene safety
  • finding the problem
  • calling for help (and more)

Text Book #90-1026 (required) Students are required to purchase their own textbook prior to the class date.  Books may be purchased on-line through numerous vendors.  For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, amazon.com

Dates: TBD

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Heartsaver CPR/AED

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 3 Hours | $30.00 Class fee

Course Description This classroom course teaches basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift and giving compressions and breaths.  The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card. Course content:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking

Text Book #90-1044 (required)  Student are required to purchase their own textbook prior to the class date.  Book may be purchased on-line through numerous vendors.  For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, & amazon.com

Date: TBD

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BLS Instructors Class

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 6.0 Hours | $375.00 (Two Year Affiliation Fee Included)

($75.00 Affiliation Fee to join the Addison Training Center is not included – available as separate item in our store)

BELOW PRE-REQUISITES MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO 5/7/16. Submissions can be sent to cpr@addisonfire.org or mailed to the Addison CTC at 10 S. Addison Road, Addison, IL 60101.

BLS Instructor Course Pre-requisites: Current BLS CPR card, on-line BLS Instructor Essentials completion certificate (90-1429) & Proof of TS affiliation Fee (i.e.:email from TS coordinator)

Text Book # 90-1036 – BLS Instructors manual (required). Students are required to purchase their own textbook or E-Book prior to the class date. These may be purchased on-line through numerous vendors. For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, & amazon.com. E-Book students are allowed to use mobile devices in class.

Date: TBD $375.00 (Two Year Affiliation Fee Included)

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Addison CTC Affiliation Fee

Addison CTC Affiliation Fee

Addison CTC – 2 year affiliation | $80.00 fee

AHA instructors are required to affiliate with a CTC in order to instruct classes and issue CPR cards. If you are already an employee at a training site that affiliates with the Addison CTC  and are in good standing, you can pay your affiliation fee here.

If you are enrolled for a BLS Instructor course at the Addison CTC and need to affiliate with us, you may pay your affiliation fee here as well.

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ACLS Provider

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 5.0 – 6.0 Hours | $150.00 Class fee

Course Description ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care.  It also covers airway management and related pharmacology.  In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Course content:

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask devise and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Text Book #90-1014 (required)  Student are required to purchase their own textbook prior to the class date.  Book may be purchaes on-line through numerous vendors.  For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, & amazon.com

Dates TBD

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ACLS Providers Renewal

American Heart Association – 2 year certification 5 Hours | $125.00 Class fee

Course Description ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care.  It also covers airway management and related pharmacology.  In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Course content:

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask devise and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Text Book #90-1014 (required)  Student are required to purchase their own textbook prior to the class date.  Book may be purchaes on-line through numerous vendors.  For example: eworldpoint.com, laerdal.com, & amazon.com

Dates TBD

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BLS CPR Skills Assessment

American Heart Association – BLS CPR Skills Assessment – 1 Hour | $30.00 fee

Students are required to provide an online course completion certificate for “BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1” from the American Heart Association’s website.   Many other companies offer online CPR training.  However, we only accept the AHA’s certificate to take the skills assessment.

Flexible scheduling. If interested in completing a CPR skills assessment, please click the button below to pay your fee and then email CPR@Addisonfire.org to schedule your assessment date.

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We encourage everyone to know CPR and what to do if a medical emergency should arise. If you are not trained in CPR, please consider getting certified….whether you choose to do it through our fire district or not. If you need recertification, are looking for a class or are just curious to see what we offer, please look at our scheduled offerings. Additionally, if you are an AHA instructor that needs to affiliate with an AHA Training Center or you are already affiliated with us, feel free to review our affiliation information section. Questions about everything discussed above can be directly emailed to our Training Center at cpr@addisonfire.org.