Class Schedule

We look forward to providing you with Quality Professional Safety Training, whether that be CPR Certification, Forklift Safety, or Defensive Driving, just to name a few.  

 

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Click your desired course below to see scheduled courses and begin the enrollment process:

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider - 2 Year Certification

Recommended for: MDs, RNs, RTs, LVNs, EMTs, Paramedics, Dentists, Pharmacists, and allied Medical Professionals

The BLS CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and Two Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

Additional Info:

  • You will receive your Certification Card immediately after class.
  • Please enter your name exactly as you would like it to appear on your certification card

Same Day Certification Card! 

If you are ordering a textbook for Pick-Up, please call ahead of time to make an appointment to pick up your book as our office hours can change based on our class schedule. 

 

Heartsaver CPR & AED – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

Recommended for: Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Security Guards, Coaches, Summer Camp Staff, Church Leaders, Daycare Workers, Industrial Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Miners, Construction Workers, Marine Workers Welders, and anyone needing CPR & AED certification.

The CPR & AED covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations

**This class fulfills the CPR requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare field)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

Class Running Time: Approximately 2.5 Hours

Same Day Certification Card! 

Heartsaver First Aid – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

Recommended for: Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Security Guards, Coaches, Summer Camp Staff, Church Leaders, Daycare Workers, Industrial Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Miners, Construction Workers, Marine Workers Welders, and anyone needing the basic First Aid certification.

The First Aid Class covers:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Asthma
  • Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • Seizures
  • Trauma (bleeding wounds)
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies (Heat Stroke, Hypothermia, etc.)
  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

Same Day Certification Card! 

**This class fulfills the First-Aid requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare field)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

Class Running Time: Approximately 2.5 Hours

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

Recommended for: Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Security Guards, Coaches, Summer Camp Staff, Church Leaders, Daycare Workers, Industrial Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Miners, Construction Workers, Marine Workers Welders, and anyone needing the basic First Aid CPR AED certification.

The CPR, AED, and First Aid Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Basic First Aid

**This class fulfills the CPR requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare field)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

Class Running Time: Approximately 5 Hours

Same Day Certification Card! 

American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid and CPR

(2 Year Certification) – Same Day Certification Card!

Recommended for: Preschools, Daycare, Child Care Workers, Parents, and Babysitters.

The Pediatric First Aid and CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & special considerations
  • Unconscious and Conscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Pediatric Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Basic First Aid (with a focus on most common pediatric emergencies)

** This class meets the requirements for the CPR and First Aid portion of California Title 22 and EMSA for Child Care Providers.

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)

Class Running Time: 5 Hours

This registration page is for those who have completed Part 1 through the American Heart Association Website (http://onlineaha.org/)  and need Parts 2 and 3 (Skills Session) ONLY.  You must have completed Part 1 (online course) on your own. Please print and bring AHA Online Completion Certificate)

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages, including providing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device with oxygen, and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. Intended for licensed and non-licensed healthcare professionals.  The course completion card for the blended online course is identical to the card for the classroom course.

There are THREE parts to the BLS Online with Skills Check course:

  1. Part 1 (not included in this registration) at your home or office: Online simulation and written test completion (0.5 to 2 hours)
  2. Part 2 and 3 (Skills Session) at one of our regularly scheduled classes: Manikin practice and skills testing (less than 1-hr)

Additional Info:

  • You will receive your Certification Card immediately after Skills Session
  • Your CPR card will be identical to the classroom-based CPR card 
  • Please enter your name exactly as you would like it to appear on your certification card

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

This registration page is for those who have completed Part 1 through the American Heart Association Website (http://onlineaha.org/) and need Part 2 (Skills Session) ONLY.  You must have completed Part 1 (online course) on your own. Please print and bring AHA Online Completion Certificate)

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Online Course includes adult, child and infant CPR and teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the few minutes until professional help arrives.

 

There are TWO parts to the Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED ONLINE with Skills Session course:

Part 1 at your home or office: Online simulation and written test completion (0.5 to 2 hours)

Part 2 at one of our regularly scheduled classes: Manikin practice and skills testing (20 - 30 minutes)

 

Recommended for: Teachers, Fitness Trainers, Security Guards, Coaches, Summer Camp Staff, Church Leaders, Daycare Workers, Industrial Workers, Electricians, Plumbers, Miners, Construction Workers, Marine Workers Welders, and anyone needing the basic First Aid CPR AED certification.

 

**This class fulfills the CPR requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare field)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

American Heart Association - Airway Management

Airway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students’ needs.

This course features:

  • Skills video demonstrations reinforce proper technique
  • Simple course flow of skills demonstration, skills practice and skills testing
  • The course units cover required topics and offer optional topics based on needs
  • Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

This course includes five modules:

  • Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjuncts (Required)
  • Laryngeal Mask Airway’s
  • Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube’s
  • Endotracheal Tubes
  • Impedance Threshold Devices

This class is appropriate for:

  • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills
  • Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management
  • Emergency medical professionals
  • Critical care professionals
  • Intensive care professionals
  • Other healthcare professionals responsible for directing or participating in management of cardiovascular emergencies

American Heart Association- ECG & Pharmacology  

Recommended for: All healthcare professionals and medical personnel who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency, especially those taking ACLS and PALS Courses.  This course is a great prep course for ACLS and PALS.

The ECG and Pharmacology Class covers:

  • Heart anatomy and electrophysiology
  • How to read a heart monitor and interpret the rhythms
  • 12 Lead ECG placement and overview
  • ECG measurements and arrhythmias
  • What drugs are used during a cardiac event and how to use them
  • ACLS drug basics including dosage, usage, and contraindications

BRN, EMS, and Pharmacy CEs Available!

**This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for ACLS and PALS training.

The mandatory student workbook is included in the price of the class.

This class is approximately 6 hours.

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job.

Features:

  • Applies AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

 

This class is appropriate for:

  • Schools and students,
  • New parents
  • Grandparents
  • Babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

**This class does NOT fulfill the CPR requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

*Check with your employer for certification requirements or call us at 800-573-0106.

ASHI Basic CPR/AED & First Aid – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

The ASHI Basic CPR, AED, and First Aid Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Basic First Aid

This class is appropriate for:

  • Babysitters
  • Coaches
  • Teachers
  • Church Leaders
  • Daycare Workers
  • And anyone needing the basic CPR AED certification.

**This class fulfills the CPR requirement for the California Teaching Credential

**This class is NOT for Healthcare Providers (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

Class Running Time: Approximately 5 Hours

Same Day Certification Card! 

ASHI CPR Pro - Professional Rescuer – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

This expert-level program from the American Safety & Health Institute helps keep healthcare professionals prepared and ready to respond as they encounter life-threatening emergencies, provide basic life support, and respond to choking and other airway obstruction incidents. ASHI’s CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Intended Audience: This program is designed for individuals in the healthcare or professional rescuer field that are required to have professional-level basic life support training.

Skills covered will include:

  1. Chain of Survival
  2. Personal Safety
  3. Chest Compressions
  4. Rescue Breaths - CPR Mask
  5. Rescue Breaths - Bag Mask
  6. Rescue Breaths - Other Considerations
  7. Primary Assessment—Unresponsive Patient
  8. Unresponsive and Breathing—Recovery Position
  9. Unresponsive, Not Breathing, and Has a Pulse—Rescue Breathing
  10. Unresponsive, Not Breathing, and Pulseless—CPR
  11. Automated External Defibrillators
  12. Basic AED Operation
  13. Troubleshooting & Other Considerations
  14. Team Approach
  15. Choking
  16. Emotional Considerations
  17. and much more.

CECBEMS: This course qualifies for 2.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) credits.

Certification Period: 2 Years

**This class is NOT the AHA Healthcare Provider Course (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

ASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration   – 2 YEAR CERTIFICATION

Serious and life-threatening medical emergencies often cause oxygen to be depleted in the body leaving the victim at risk for shock. The ASHI Emergency Oxygen program focuses on administering emergency oxygen to breathing and non-breathing persons, emergency oxygen delivery systems, and integrating pulse oximetry

Participants will learn how to:

  • Preparation and Assessment Breathing Emergencies
  • The Case for Emergency Oxygen
  • Integrating the Use of Emergency Oxygen
  • Emergency Oxygen Delivery Systems
  • Integrating Pulse Oximetry with Emergency Oxygen
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Breathing Person
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Non-breathing Person
  • After-use Considerations
  • Safety Precautions

    Who will benefit:
  • Individuals who desire or are required to be trained in the administration of emergency oxygen

Prerequisites:

  • Current CPR or CPR & first aid certification

Written Exam: Recommended for designated responders (duty or employer expectation to respond; 80% or better).

Performance Evaluation:  Students must perform required skills competently without assistance.

  • Oxygen Delivery for a Breathing Person
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Non-breathing Person

 Students must demonstrate the use of gloves and a ventilation mask.

Certification Period:  2 years

ASHI – Pet CPR & First Aid

Pet First Aid from the American Safety & Health Institute is a class that is intended for anyone that is interested in caring for their pet during an emergency. The class is intended for dog and cat lovers with little to no pet first aid experience. This class is fun and informative for teens and adults with plenty of individual instructor time. 

 

Students will learn in a classroom environment and have the opportunity to practice various hands on skills with CPR mannequins and plush stuffed animals. 

 

In the CPR portion of the class “Casper”, our CPR dog mannequin allows you to learn how to do effective chest compressions and rescue breathing and how to locate a pulse on your pet. For the First Aid portion of the class “Patches”, “Midnight”, and their furry friends let you practice bandaging, splinting, and other first aid techniques on them.

 

The class is scheduled in sections and has about 5 to 6 hours of instruction including practical skills. Students will also get information to take home to help them prepare for an emergency or a disaster for their dog or cat. 

 

Some of the skills and information that students will learn include:

  • Personal safety
  • How to restrain a sick or injured animal.
  • How to help a choking dog or cat.
  • How to check a pulse on a dog or cat.
  • Pet CPR
  • How to do a physical assessment (snout to tail)
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting
  • Various common pet illnesses or conditions.
  • What to do in poison emergencies.
  • What to put in a pet first aid kit & pet disaster kit.
  • Disaster preparedness for your pet.

 

Pet First Aid is taught to the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) guidelines and each student will get an ASHI book and course completion certificate. The ASHI Pet First Aid program has the ASPCA seal of approval. 

Same Day Certification Card! 

ASHI Wilderness First- Aid – 3 YEAR CERTIFICATION

Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With ASHI’s Wilderness First Aid, Instructors certified to teach CPR/AED, basic first aid, and have wilderness experience can take advantage of ASHI’s flexible instructional design.

This comprehensive 16-20 hour course meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid curriculum and guidelines.

Participants will learn:

  • Preparation and Assessment of Wilderness Emergencies
  • Preventing and Caring for Injuries
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Biological Hazards
  • Medical Emergencies

    Who will benefit:
  • Individuals who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills but are not professional responders
  • Adventure guides, outdoor enthusiasts,
  • camp counselors and administrators, camp participants,
  • Park and forest rangers
  • And other occupations that work in a wilderness environment.

    Written Exam:Recommended for designated responders (duty or employer expectation to respond; 80% or better).

Performance Evaluation: Required — Students must perform all core skills competently and without assistance for at least three randomly selected Performance Evaluations.

Certification Period: up to 3 years (recommended every 2 years)

Coaching Systems CEVO 3 Ambulance (Classroom/Lecture)

First introduced in the early 90’s, the Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) courses for ambulance, fire and police personnel quickly became accepted as standards in driver training for these fields. Since then, over 500,000 emergency professionals have been trained with the CEVO programs.

Now, based on valuable input from participants, instructors, and loss prevention professionals, a revised and updated CEVO 3: Ambulance course is available.

As with the original program, operators will appreciate CEVO 3’s non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach, and instructors will appreciate the programs flexible and easy-to-use format.

Video Presentation
Features scripts, video footage and graphics, with:

  • 16-page full-color Participant Response Book
  • Self-Appraisal
  • Discussion Questions and Situation Analyses
  • Computer-scored Operator Tests

Comprehensive coverage of collision-prevention techniques, including:

  • Cushion of safety
  • Scanning
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Handling blind spots
  • Safe backing
  • Parking procedures, and more...

Coverage of a wide range of other safety-related topics, including:

  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle handling and design characteristics
  • Emergency and non-emergency driving differences
  • Safety at the emergency scene
  • A non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach
  • A flexible, modular, easy-to-use training format (a complete in-house driver training program)
  • And a reasonable price (far less than the cost of one "minor" collision)

Graduates receive CEVO 3 patches and certificates.

Coaching Systems CEVO 3 Ambulance/Fire Instructor Development Course (Classroom/Lecture)

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) 3: AMBULANCE promotes critical thinking during high-pressure driving situations and offers defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions. The course trains emergency vehicle drivers how to navigate through traffic safely in both emergency and non-emergency situations and features videos with ambulance driver simulations followed by group discussions.

What participants will learn

Throughout the 6-hour course, participants will learn defensive driving techniques to maneuver safely through traffic under severe time constraints and stress. Topics include handling blind spots, cushion of safety, navigating through intersections, proper ways to pass and change lanes, backing and parking safely, avoiding tailgaters and improving driver reaction time.

 

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator 3: AMBULANCE or FIRE course materials

Instructor Kit – Fully-scripted Instructor manual with group learning activities, discussion diagrams and situation analyses to reinforce key coaching points, observation checklist and a DVD with vehicle inspections and real-life driver scenarios

 

 Please Choose date/time and location you would like to attend:

Coaching Systems CEVO 3 Fire Apparatus Operator (Classroom/Lecture)

First introduced in the early 90's, the Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) courses for ambulance, fire and police personnel quickly became accepted as standards in driver training for these fields. Since then, over 500,000 emergency professionals have been trained with the CEVO programs.

Now, based on valuable input from participants, instructors and loss prevention professionals, a revised and updated CEVO Fire 3

As with the original program, operators will appreciate CEVO 3's non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach, and instructors will appreciate the program's flexible and easy-to-use format.

Video Presentation Features scripts, video footage and graphics, with:

  • 16-page full-color Participant Response book
  • Self-Appraisal
  • Discussion Questions and Situation Analyses
  • Computer-scored Operator Tests

Comprehensive coverage of collision-prevention techniques, including:

  • Cushion of safety
  • Scanning
  • Apparatus positioning
  • Handling blind spots
  • Safe backing
  • Operating on different types of road surfaces
  • Parking procedure, and more...

Coverage of a wide range of other safety-related topics, including:

  • Apparatus inspection
  • Apparatus handling and design characteristics
  • Driving with and without sirens
  • Safety at the fire ground
  • A non-lecture, participant-intensive educational approach
  • A flexible, modular, easy to use training format (A complete in-house driver training program)
  • And a reasonable price (far less than the cost of one "minor" collision)

Graduates receive CEVO 3 patches and certificates

National Safety Council- Advanced First-Aid Training

Immediate response to emergency situations is critical. Are your employees prepared? This 16 hour advanced first aid course will help them recognize and act in an emergency to sustain life.

 

OSHA mandates that a trained first aid responder must be present in high risk industries with the most dangerous jobs where medical emergencies require immediate emergency response. Ensure compliance and prepare your workforce with this comprehensive 16-hour advanced first aid course. It's the industry-leading occupational first aid training that will help your workforce recognize and act competently and confidently in an emergency situation in order to sustain life.

 

NSC® Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED is designed for the layperson as well as health care professionals. This instructor-led classroom course is ideal for organizations requiring advanced first aid training for high risk occupations.

Meets current CPR and ECC Guidelines. Also meets OSHA requirements for first aid training in the workplace.

Course content

  • NSC Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers
  • Give basic life support training commonly taught to health care and rescue professional
  • Give advanced resuscitation techniques
  • How to control bleeding and manage shock
  • Caring for injuries and medical emergencies
  • Special situations, including behavioral emergencies, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Perform remote-location first aid

Who will benefit:

  • Employees in a high risk industry
  • College students
  • Individuals requiring certification

Course materials

  • Student Textbook
  • Full-color illustrations, step-by-step photo sequences and skills presentations, plus statistics and checklists
  • Course DVD
  • Nationally recognized course completion cards

National Safety Council- Attitudinal Dynamics of Defensive Driving Course

Behavior-based advanced course for problem drivers

Course Description

DDC Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving is recommended most often for drivers with multiple traffic violations and those with poor driving behaviors who need a catalyst for positive change.

Newly revised, this eight-hour, highly interactive course engages students in relearning road rules along with exercises designed to help them understand the connection between choices and consequences and helps them develop a plan to change their driving choices and behaviors. Available in English and Spanish, this course is also offered in a six hour format to meet the guidelines and content requirements for court and state government traffic safety and ticket diversion programs.

Through small group discussion and active dialogue between students and instructor, this course will influence and challenge participants to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes so they choose to drive safely, responsibly, respectfully and lawfully.

What participants will learn

This course is specifically designed for traffic violators and court referrals, as a diversion program for drivers with excessive violations, or for drivers with poor driving habits. Participants will be provided with the knowledge, skills and techniques to improve their driving-related choices, and thereby avoid collisions and decrease future violations. Learners are actively involved in evaluating their driving habits and making decisions and choices about their driving behaviors. Drivers develop personal action plans for practicing good driving behavior

Participants discuss the citations that brought them to class, test their knowledge of core traffic rules and learn that it is up to them whether they drive poorly or properly and the consequences of their choices – financial, legal, injuries and death

Same Day Defensive Driving Certificates! 

National Safety Council- Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requires employers to safeguard employees who have a reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Without proper preparation in blood diseases and airborne pathogens, costly OSHA and state-specific regulatory fines could be levied. Much more importantly, lives could be adversely impacted or even lost. Ensure both safety and compliance with industry-leading classroom Bloodborne & Airborne pathogens training.​

Participants will learn:

  • The fundamentals of Bloodborne pathogens training​
  • Essential information on hepatitis viruses and HIV​
  • How to prevent infection from Bloodborne pathogens
  • About airborne pathogens, including tuberculosis

Who would benefit:

  • Employees trained in First Aid, CPR & AED and who are      

             responsible for rendering medical assistance

  • Plant operations engineers, maintenance workers and janitors
  • Fire, Police, First Responders and Healthcare professionals
  • Teachers, coaches, school personnel and child care ​workers
  • Hotel housekeepers and hospitality workers

Same Day Certification Card! 

National Safety Council- Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers

Today's professional responders encounter many challenges such as natural and man-made disasters and infectious diseases. Responders may require increased training to effectively handle these emergencies. This in-depth course focuses on immediate life-threatening situations, and demonstrates how to respond quickly and effectively. As importantly, it provides real-world perspectives on how frequently these situations occur to help provide context and retain knowledge.  This NSC course meets Center for Disease Control, OSHA and National Fire Protection Agency guidelines.

Participants will learn:

  • The professional rescuer's role in medical emergencies
  • How to assess a victim's condition
  • Basic life support, including rescue breathing, cardiac emergencies and CPR airway obstruction
  • How to properly and effectively use an automated external defibrillation (AED) 

Who will benefit:

  • Health care providers
  • Emergency response teams
  • EMS professionals, firefighters, police and paramedics
  • Lifeguards, athletic trainers and medical assistants
  • Individuals requiring certification

**This class is NOT the AHA Healthcare Provider Course (Please take our BLS course if you are in healthcare!)

**This class is NOT for Daycare Providers or Preschool Teachers (Please take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Course)

Same Day Certification Card! 

National Safety Council- Defensive Driving 4 Hour Course

National Safety Council is the premier provider of defensive driver training in the nation. In addition to nationally recognized courses, American First Responder offers a number of state-certified programs that align with specific state regulations.

NSC's state programs are trusted by more traffic safety courts, motor vehicle departments, municipalities, businesses, government agencies and driving schools nationwide for providing consistent, quality course materials and instructors.

This course would benefit drivers that have DMV Holds, Suspensions and Tickets in the following:

  • Alaska
 
  • Arizona
 
  • Connecticut
 
  • Florida
 
  • Georgia
 
  • Hawaii
 
  • Illinois
 
  • Indiana
 
  • Maryland
 
  • Massachusetts
 
  • Michigan
 
  • Nevada
 
  • New Jersey
 
  • New York
  • North Carolina
 
  •  Ohio
 
  • Texas

 

 

These National Safety Council Defensive Driving Courses are not recognized by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as traffic school and are not considered point reduction courses for the states of California. They may or may not be recognized by some California insurance companies for premium discounts. Please check with your individual insurance provider for information.

One short class can equal long-term savings. Upon completion of one of our state-certified courses, you will receive an official NSC Defensive Driving Certificate and may be eligible for insurance discounts or point reduction off your driving record.

Check with your insurance agent and state DMV for your state’s regulations.

Same Day Defensive Driving Certificates! 

**During Registration Please Enter Affected Driver License Number

 

National Safety Council- Defensive Driving 6/8 Hour Course

National Safety Council is the premier provider of defensive driver training in the nation. In addition to nationally recognized courses, American First Responder offers a number of state-certified programs that align with specific state regulations.

NSC's state programs are trusted by more traffic safety courts, motor vehicle departments, municipalities, businesses, government agencies and driving schools nationwide for providing consistent, quality course materials and instructors.

This course would benefit drivers that have DMV Holds, Suspensions and Tickets in the following states:

  • Alaska
 
  • Arizona
 
  • Connecticut

  • Florida
 
  • Georgia
 
  • Hawaii
 
  • Illinois
 
  • Indiana
 
  • Maryland
 
  • Massachusetts
 
  • Michigan
 
  • Nevada
 
  • North Carolina
 
  •  New Jersey
 
  • New York
  •  Ohio
  • Texas

 

 

These National Safety Council Defensive Driving Courses are not recognized by the California Department of Motor Vehicles as traffic school and are not considered point reduction courses for the states of California. They may or may not be recognized by some California insurance companies for premium discounts. Please check with your individual insurance provider for information.


One short class can equal long-term savings. Upon completion of one of our state-certified courses, you will receive an official NSC Defensive Driving Certificate and may be eligible for insurance discounts or point reduction off your driving record.

Check with your insurance agent and state DMV for your state’s regulations.

Same Day Defensive Driving Certificates! 

 

**During Registration Please Enter Affected Driver License Number

 

 

 

National Safety Council- Defensive Driving Employee Fleet Safety Course (Employer Mandated)

Protect your employees with the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Courses

As with all safety initiatives, training is one of the keys to success. Providing the latest state-of-the-art, most economical, and effective driver training tool is now easier than ever.

Motor vehicle collisions are responsible for more work-related fatalities and also represent the highest worker's compensation claims of all measured causes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics tell the facts:

  • 95% of all crashes involve human error.
  • 1 out of 9 employees will be involved in a collision each year.
  • For every 1,000 people employed, 14 will be injured in a collision each year.
  • For every 102 injuries, there will be one employee death.
  • The annual employer cost of motor vehicle collisions is approximately $350 per employee.

Course Overview:

Through market surveys and discussions with state authorities and organizations, NSC has learned that customization of the course to meet specific curriculum criteria or an organization’s needs are strongly preferred as a feature.

DDC 4 6th edition continued to be based on the highly successful DDC 4 instructor-led/classroom- based model, with emphasis on a 4-hour delivery while now allowing greater flexibility to customize for organizations with diverse delivery issues and needs. Decisions on content and activities for the course continue to be based on incident and death rates, Emerging trends, research and knowledge of issues.

Same Day Defensive Driving Certificates! 

National Safety Council- Defensive Driving Insurance Discount Course

Accidents happen. It's a part of life, and we here at American First Responder understand that. But you can avoid driving accidents by being a defensive driver. If you've completed a defensive driving course within the past three years, you could qualify for a Defensive Driver Discount in most of our covered states. Save up to 10% by taking a defensive driving course to get a discount on some coverages. Not only will you be lowering your chances of ending up in accident, you will also be saving money on car insurance.

So what do you learn in a Defensive driving class? The classes include a review of basic car maintenance, traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, drug and alcohol education and environmental hazards. Drivers must successfully complete and pass the state-certified course to eligible for the discount. Age limitations may apply depending on your state.

This course would benefit drivers with the following auto insurance carriers:

  • Gieco Customers 
  • Metlife
  • Travelers
  • And many more insurance companies

 

 

One short class can equal long-term savings. Upon completion of one of our NSC courses, you will receive an official NSC Defensive Driving Certificate and may be eligible for insurance discounts.

Check with your insurance agent and state DMV for your state’s regulations.

Note: This defensive driving course is not intended nor approved for motor vehicle point reduction or ticket dismissal programs. Requirements for insurance discounts vary by state. If you intend to take this course for insurance discount, you must verify with your agent or insurance company before you enroll that they will accept the NSC Defensive Driving Certificates of Completion issued by the National Safety Council. Since only one certificate will be issued to each account, family members will need to purchase separate accounts to receive the certificates of their own.

National Safety Council- Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving Course

Reduce liability risks and fleet expenses through driver safety training

Your professional truck drivers need to stay safe. And your fleet needs to stay on the road, which means avoiding collisions, injuries and violations.

The newly revised NSC Professional Truck Driver Course helps keep your fleet safe and on the road. This classroom course can be taught in either 3- or 4-hours using its new modularized format and provides customized facilitation options based on learner needs and company goals.

What participants will learn

Participant will acquire the knowledge and defensive driving strategies to help them remain incident-and citation-free by focusing on collision prevention through hazard recognition and crash avoidance techniques. Educating your employees about the importance of safe responsible driving can potentially reduce liability exposure and financial risks and costs related fleet insurance premiums, workers’ compensation claims, traffic violations and repair bills.

Course features:

  • Modularized format to allow flexibility to streamline or adjust course content and topic selection
  • 3 or 4 hours of classroom instruction to accommodate corporate training requirements
  • Videos and animation segments to reinforce key concepts and collision prevention strategies
  • State-of-the-art multimedia presentation integrates course content, videos, animation, and classroom activities with real-life driver situations to improve and enhance learner experience.

National Safety Council- Drive Alive @ 25 Defensive Driving Drive

Proven to help teach young adults to drive safe and responsibly.

Alive at 25 is a highly-interactive course that helps young adults under the age of 25 take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment and decision making. Available in English and Spanish, this 4-hour classroom course is an excellent complement to driver education programs that traditionally focus on state laws and vehicle and road handling

What participants will learn

Alive at 25 helps teach young drivers that there are consequences to their driving behavior and provides the tools for making positive choices. Through interactive media segments, group discussions, role playing and workbook exercises, young drivers develop convictions and strategies that keep them safe on the road. With a strong emphasis on classroom participation, teens are encouraged to join in non-threatening, non-judgmental discussions – exploring how changing driver behavior makes personal, legal and financial sense.

Course features

  • Proven, effective facilitation methods for teens learning to drive and young adults who drive as part as their job responsibilities
  • New direction for traffic violators by helping them to change driver attitudes and behaviors
  • Skill practices and defensive driving techniques to help young adults drive safe and more responsibly
  • Coping techniques addressing peer pressure, distractions, cell phone use, and driving hazards before those instances occur

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National Safety Council- Emergency Medical Responder Training  

If you are looking for first aid training for Emergency Medical Service personnel, there's no better course you'll find on the market. The NSC Emergency Medical Response program offers the most authoritative first aid training on the market. This course reflects the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and Emergency Medical Responder Guidelines.

 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Assess patients
  • Respond to childbirth scenarios
  • Address airway and breathing emergencies, including training on ventilation devices and oxygen
  • Respond to cardiac emergencies, including CPR and automated external defibrillation training
  • Treat illness and injury, including medical emergencies, such as bleeding and shock,
  • Treat soft-tissue injuries, muscle, bone, head and spinal injuries
  • Perform remote-location first aid and EMS Operations

 

Who will benefit:

  • Emergency response teams
  • Safety personnel
  • Health care professionals
  • Athletic trainers
  • Individuals requiring certification

 

Course materials

  • Full-color, step-by-step photos sequences, illustrations and skills demonstrations
  • Course DVD featuring real-life scenarios and CPR skills demonstrations
  • NSC Emergency Medical Response Pocket Guide (also sold separately)
  • Nationally recognized course completion cards

 

Written Exam: Recommended for designated responders (duty or employer expectation to respond; 80% or better).

 

Performance Evaluation: Required — Students must perform all core skills competently and without assistance for at least three randomly selected Performance Evaluations.

 

Certification Period: up to 3 years (recommended every 2 years)

 

National Safety Council- Forklift Safety Certification (Classroom/Lecture)

American First Responder provides NSC forklift training that is effective and OSHA-compliant. Trainers employ NIOSH training and coaching methods in a non-lecture format to develop safer forklift operators. One-day forklift training is available at our training center or on-site at your work location.

Forklift Safety Certification Training (Lecture/Classroom):

  • Training on All Osha approved powered Industrial Lift
  • Moving with and without a load as well as picking up and stacking a load
  • Special considerations, such as trailers, ramps and elevators
  • Become familiar with the safety aspect of the equipment
  • Controls & Instrumentation, Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Non-operator safety training for those who work around forklifts
  • Written Exam
  • Upon completion of the training, operators will be certified to operate a forklift, and will receive a license valid for 3 years.

Course Materials Include:

  • Full-color, 40-page Participant Workbooks with interactive activities, charts and checklists
  • Certificates of Completion to be personalized and proudly displayed, as well as wallet-cards to identify successful participants as trained operators

Who Would Benefit:

  • Individuals requiring forklift certification
  • Forklift operators
  • Warehouse/shipping/receiving managers
  • Construction site managers
  • Safety managers
  • Safety committee members
  • Operations managers

Same Day Certification Card! 

National Safety Council- Forklift Safety Certification (Classroom/Lecture & Practical Training)

American First Responder provides NSC forklift training that is effective and OSHA-compliant. Trainers employ NIOSH training and coaching methods in a non-lecture format to develop safer forklift operators. One-day forklift training is available at our training center or on-site at your work location.

Training Module 1: Forklift Safety Certification (Lecture/Classroom) Includes

  • Moving with and without a load as well as picking up and stacking a load
  • Special considerations, such as trailers, ramps and elevators
  • Become familiar with the safety aspect of the equipment
  • Controls & Instrumentation, Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Non-operator safety training for those who work around forklifts
  • Written Exam
  • Upon completion of the training, operators will be certified to operate a forklift, and will receive a license valid for 3 years.

Course Materials Include:

  • Full-color, 40-page Participant Workbooks with interactive activities, charts and checklists
  • Certificates of Completion to be personalized and proudly displayed, as well as wallet-cards to identify successful participants as trained operators

Training Module 2: Hands-On Practice with Skills Evaluation (Practical Training)

  • Learning to drive Standard Forklift equipment (Sit Down).
  • Become familiar with the safety aspect of the equipment
  • Following forklift safety guidelines
  • Accounting for visibility restrictions
  • Mastering vehicle controls
  • Steering the vehicle
  • Inspecting and maintaining forklift motor and components

Who Would Benefit:

  • Individuals requiring forklift certification
  • Forklift operators
  • Warehouse/shipping/receiving managers
  • Construction site managers
  • Safety managers
  • Safety committee membe

Same Day Certification Card! 

National Safety Council - Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens Development Instructor Course

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requires employers to annually train employees who have a reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the course of their work.

What does the OSHA standard mean for you?

The National Safety Council makes it easy to understand how OSHA's Bloodborne standard affects your organization.

What you will learn:

During this course you will learn new methods that involve, influence and facilitate adult learning while refining your teaching skills. The Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens course topics include:

 

  • The fundamentals of Bloodborne pathogens
  • Essential information on hepatitis viruses and HIV
  • How to prevent infection from Bloodborne pathogens
  • Exposure control
  • Labeling
  • About airborne pathogens, including tuberculosis

 

The NSC Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens program will help you:

  • Understand the standard and have a copy of it to keep onsite
  • Train your employees, offer refresher training and provide them with a course completion card
  • Learn how to control the spread of TB, influenza and other airborne pathogens
  • Create an exposure control plan
  • Know what to do if an exposure occurs

The Instructor class includes the complete Instructor Resource Kit:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Instructor CD
  • Instructor DVD
  • Student Workbook

 

This Program Available in English or Spanish

National Safety Council- CPR/AED & First-Aid Training Instructor Development Course

Become an Authorized NSC First Aid Instructor

Teach others to save lives — become a certified NSC First Aid Instructor. The National Safety Council offers certification in first aid and CPR training, whether you need to be an instructor at your workplace or you're looking to teach as part of a community effort.

Benefits of Being Authorized by NSC

  • The Latest Training Techniques. NSC courses use the newest teaching methods and always meet OSHA and the latest guidelines.
  • ​​Recognized Nationwide. As an authorized NSC instructor, you can teach anywhere in the nation, with no restrictions.
  • Easy Administration and Recordkeeping. The National Safety Council will take care of your students’ records, so you can focus on teaching.

What you'll learn:

During this course you will learn new methods that involve, influence and facilitate adult learning while refining your teaching skills. The course covers a proven, standardized method of teaching first aid, CPR and AED with high effectiveness and you will be provided with the reasons and dynamics behind each topic or visual presentation.

In addition to the NSC First Aid, CPR & AED course Candidate Instructors will learn:

  • Resources for Adult Educators
  • How to teach and facilitate a First Aid, CPR and AED training class
  • Recommended Course Preparation Steps
  • Pre-Course Activities
  • Teaching Methods
  • Manage Participants
  • Testing and Remediation
  • Facilitation Skills Practice
  • Post-Course Activities

Upon successful completion, you will be required to sign a Training Center/Instructor agreement.

The Instructor class includes the complete Instructor Resource Kit:

  • Instructor Manual
  • Instructor CD
  • Instructor DVD
  • Student Workbook

 

This Program Available in English or Spanish

National Safety Council – Defensive Driving 4 - Hour Instructor Development Course

 

DDC 4, an instructor-led classroom course, re-educates numerous key fundamental driving skills and motivates drivers to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes.   It will give participants the basic understanding, skills and techniques to avoid collisions and reduce future violations. Vital content on distracted driving and other trending safety issues are addressed. Available in English and Spanish.

 

Only NSC DDC 4 certified instructors affiliated with an authorized DDC Training Center may teach DDC 4 (DDC 8/6, DDC Professional Truck Driver and Alive at 25 Instructor Courses Available) 

 

You must be affiliated with an NSC Training Center to take this course. If you are not affiliated with an NSC Training Center, click here to find out more or call Customer Service at (800) 573-0106.

 

About the Instructor Course

The National Safety Council trains instructors to teach DDC 4 through our 2-day Instructor Course.

During the Instructor Course you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to become an effective instructor. This course provides both the technical information you will need to teach DDC 4 as well as effective facilitation methods and presentation techniques. Our instructor trainers will show candidate instructors how to determine the needs of the audience, improve classroom participation and interaction, handle objections, and use activities effectively.

 

Topics covered in this Instructor Course:

  • Thorough coverage of DDC 4course content and instructional materials
  • Major DDC concepts and strategies
  • Characteristics and traits of an effective DDC instructor
  • DDC teaching skills and facilitation methods to increase student involvement and motivation
  • Specific learner needs and techniques for managing difficult course participants
  • Deliver a practice presentation for candidate instructor feedback and instructor trainer evaluation

 

Generally, your registration fee includes the Instructor Certification Package. Additional teaching materials are required and must be purchased separately through the Administering Office.

 

This Program Available in English or Spanish.

National Safety Council – Forklift Safety Instructor Development Course

 

Learn how to train your lift truck operators for safe operation and meet OSHA requirements. Our one-day classroom course teaches candidate instructors how to develop and deliver complete in-house training programs, design exercises for staff evaluations, and instruct non-operators how to work safely around lift trucks. Take the course at an NSC training center, or we can train onsite at your location.

 

What you'll learn

  • OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard 1910.178 and 1926.602 compliance
  • How to evaluate operators' performance
  • How to educate non-operators about working safely around powered industrial trucks
  • How to teach safe procedures and maintenance

 

Course materials

Easy-to-follow Facilitator Guide with companion DVD (plus PC/Mac CD-ROM version) that lets course leaders engage and involve participants through all seven instructional modules.

 

Who would benefit

Lift truck operator trainers, lift truck operators, warehouse/shipping/receiving managers, construction site managers, safety managers, safety committee members and operations managers.

 

The NSC Lift Truck Operator train-the-trainer program is intended for qualified forklift/lift truck trainers only.  Prior experience training lift truck operators is mandatory.  This program is not intended for novice trainers.   

 

According to OSHA a qualified trainer would be a person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience has demonstrated the ability to train and evaluate powered industrial truck operators. 

 

 

This Program Available in English or Spanish.

AARP – Smart Driver Insurance Discount 4 Hour Course

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned.

Our Smart Driver online course will help you:

  • Receive a multi-year discount on your auto insurance.*
  • Refresh your driving skills and your knowledge of the rules — and hazards — of the road.
  • Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation or getting into an accident.

Course highlights:

The AARP Smart Driver online course covers:

  • Research-based safe driving strategies.
  • Information on the effects of medication on driving.
  • Preventive measures to reduce driver distractions.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technology found in cars today.
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts.
  • State-specific rules and regulations in 19 key areas, including construction zones, child safety seats, school buses, cellphone use and more.
  • Easy-to-follow format incorporating adult-learning principles.

 

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AARP – Smart Driver Insurance Discount 8 Hour Course

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned.

Our Smart Driver online course will help you:

  • Receive a multi-year discount on your auto insurance.*
  • Refresh your driving skills and your knowledge of the rules — and hazards — of the road.
  • Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation or getting into an accident.

Course highlights:

The AARP Smart Driver online course covers:

  • Research-based safe driving strategies.
  • Information on the effects of medication on driving.
  • Preventive measures to reduce driver distractions.
  • Proper use of safety belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes, and new technology found in cars today.
  • Techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts.
  • State-specific rules and regulations in 19 key areas, including construction zones, child safety seats, school buses, cellphone use and more.
  • Easy-to-follow format incorporating adult-learning principles.

 

Same Day Certification Card! 

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Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.