CPR, First Aid and AED Courses

American Heart Association BLS Provider

Healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

BLS Course Options:

Self paced Online Learning

The online component of BLS blended learning, this course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulators, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online course, students will be scheduled to practice and test their skills with one of our instructors and upon successful completion of the skills test students receive a course completion card.

Traditional Classroom Learning at our Training Center

The BLS instructor-led course teaches both single rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high quality CPR and team dynamics.

* The American Heart Association requires you to have a current copy of the student manual for these courses. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one. Student manuals may be picked up by appointment. Books that are not picked up in advance will be delivered in class.

Heartsaver® CPR AED

Heartsaver® CPR AED teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.  Courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements. This course is also designed to meet OSHA requirements. Participants receive a course completion card that is valid for two years.

Traditional Classroom and online eLearning courses are available for all Heartsaver® courses.


Stamford EMS offers other Heartsaver courses.  Pick the one that is right for you!

Heartsaver® First Aid

  • Here’s a course designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach basic first aid skills such as stopping bleeding that can be seen.

 Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED

  • This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements and teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills such as giving CPR to an infant, child, or an adult.

Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

  • This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills for children, and is ideal for child care workers who need to meet regulatory training requirements. This course is APPROVED for daycare center staff by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens

  • This course teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

Contact us for individual and group pricing options!


Community Courses

Family & Friends® CPR

  • This course provides basic CPR training in a dynamic group environment using the research-proven Practice-While-Watching method.

Hands-Only CPR

  • Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:
    • Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
    • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Contact us for individual and group pricing options!

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, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.