CPR Training Center

Colchester Rescue serves as an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center for the instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic recognition of medical emergencies. We offer courses depending on your needs or the needs of your organization.  Course completion cards are valid for two years.  As all of our Instructors are volunteers, we generally require at least 3 weeks advance notice to set up a course. We are not able to do one-on-one or last minute classes.

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers – teaches the skills of CPR including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen, use of an AED and relief of FBAO in responsive and unresponsive victims.  The course is targeted for individuals (such as EMTs, physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other allied health professionals) who work in a healthcare setting.  Course length: 4 to 5 hours for initial, 2 to 3 hours for renewal

 **Check out the BLS for Healthcare Provider Online renewal course!  Call us to schedule your skills check! Please bring a copy of the completion certificate with you.

  • Heartsaver CPR –  teaches CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for adults, infants, and children; intended for lay responders such as firefighters, police, day care employees, and babysitters.
    Course length: 4 hours (all ages)
    Adult only: 2 hours
    Pediatric (Infant/Child) only: 2 hours

  • Heartsaver AED – teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED); intended for lay responders such as firefighters, police, airline personnel, and employees in the workplace.
    Course length: 3½ to 5 hours  

  • Heartsaver First Aid – intended for people who respond to emergencies in the workplace or community.

    (Note:  this course is available on a limited basis)
    Course length: 3 to 7 hours

The course duration may vary depending on number of students.

With the exception of the Heartsaver First Aid course, the Heartsaver courses no longer have a written test. This does not mean that we have eliminated testing. Instead a new skills test will be used as CPR requires hands on practice for knowledge transfer. The testing process for the Heartsaver courses allows students to demonstrate that they can apply CPR skills. It is much more important that students walk out of a CPR course knowing how to perform CPR and not just pass a written test.

If you have any questions about CPR training, need a course set up for you or your organization, want to become an instructor, or have any other questions or comments, please call (802) 264-5590. 

Please leave your name, phone number and what course you need. 

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