TrainingCPR | EMT | First Responder | CERT | EVOC
CPR is a universal skill that can benefit you in almost any scenario, as most out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in public settings. Our facility offers CPR training to groups and individuals throughout our community through the American Heart Association through the following classes:
The Heartsaver CPR/AED class is intended for those with little or no medical training that need CPR training for occupational, regulatory or personal needs.
This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements and teaches students CPR, AED use and First Aid.
BLS for Healthcare Providers
BLS for Healthcare Providers is designed for those working in the healthcare profession. Instruction includes learning to recognize life threatening emergencies, CPR, and AED use.
To become an EMT, you must be 18 years of age or older, and become Healthcare Provider CPR certified. Watch this site for dates of future EMT classes offered at our facility. EMT training from the Vernon County Ambulance District includes the latest science-based information and techniques, and is led by knowledgeable instructors who understand what it’s like to work in the field, and can help you and/or your teams work through problems or situations you might find uncomfortable or otherwise tricky. In addition, we understand that not everyone learns in the same way, so our instructors are adept at explaining concepts in a variety of ways.
To become a First Responder, you must be 18 years of age, become Healthcare Provider CPR certified, pass the training and be associated with a local fire department. A certified first responder (Also called an Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency First Responder, Medical First Responder, or First Responder) is a person who has completed a course and received certification in providing pre-hospital care for medical emergencies. Certified individuals should have received much more instruction than someone who is trained in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but they are not necessarily a substitute for more advanced emergency medical care rendered by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. First responders typically provide advanced first aid level care, CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage. Many police officers and firefighters are required to receive training as certified first responders.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
The Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is a 16-hour driver training program that provides employees with the special driving skills required to operate an emergency vehicle under very demanding conditions. In this class, emergency personnel will learn how emergency driving differs from non-emergency driving and is mandatory for all VCAD employees.