The South Orange Rescue Squad offers a variety of CPR classes.
Sudden Cardiac Death is the #1 natural cause of death in the United States, taking 325,000 lives per year. 10,000 of those are in the workplace, and tens of thousands more are in homes and other places where a trained rescuer could have made all the difference. Proper CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) procedures can double or triple the low survival rate, if someone experiences cardiac arrest. Being prepared can prevent an emergency from becoming a tragedy.
Why choose us?
Our CPR courses are taught by certified CPR Instructors, many of whom have used CPR to save lives in the field.
All classes are fundraising classes--meaning all earnings generated from CPR classes go directly into funding our operations. We use these funds to cover ambulance and building maintenance, emergency medical supplies, and equipment. Our classes are cost competitive with nearby training centers. Your donation, in exchange for CPR training services, goes directly back into the community and its safety.
All classes taught by the South Orange Rescue Squad are instructor-led, classroom-based with video and skills conducted throughout. Some classes require skills tests and/or written examination. All class costs include necessary student manuals and also include the cost of any certification card.
Take a look at our course offerings and fill out this interest form.
Our on-site CPR classes are taught at our headquarters on Sloan Street. The training room is on the second floor and is not ADA-accessible.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require kneeling, bending, standing, and lifting.
If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please inform one of the facilitators. The facilitator may be able to adjust the equipment to accommodate you.
Classes are open to anyone 12 years old and up. It is a serious classroom environment that teaches life-saving techniques and skills.
Can't find the class you’re looking for? Email us at [email protected] to see if we offer it.
More information on American Heart Association course contents can be found at the AHA website. Classes are based on 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
More information on American Safety & Health Institute course contents can be found at the ASHI website.Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a nationally accredited training organization comprised of three emergency care training companies: the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, and 24-7 EMS. HSI’s CPR, AED, and first aid training programs are equivalent to the programs offered by both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC). ASHI courses are evidence-based.