Lifesaving for Professionals

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Learn the required one- and two-person techniques for resuscitating adult, pediatric and infant victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. The class is open to health professionals only, who will learn:

  • How to use of a bag valve mask;
  • How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Techniques for treatment of a choking victim.

BLS classes are generally held at the Fire Training Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of every month. 

Class size is a minimum of four and maximum of nine students. Classes that do not meet the minimum size will be cancelled at least two days prior to class.

The class fee is $40 and includes an American Heart Association textbook. 

Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 913-895-6390.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The Fire Department hosts initial and refresher courses for medical providers such as paramedics, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to cardiac emergencies. The class is open to health professionals only, who will learn:

  • Medical interventions for victims of respiratory emergencies, heart attack and stroke
  • Intubation
  • Electrical therapy
  • Administration of drugs

Students must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card to enroll. To complete the class, students must fully participate, competently perform all core ACLS skills and cases, and score at least 84 percent on a written examination.

ACLS classes are held at the Fire Training Center. The initial course is two days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The refresher course is one day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Class sizes vary and must meet minimum and maximum enrollment. Class fees are $240 for the initial course and $170 for the refresher course.

Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 913-895-6390.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR

This course is intended for child care workers who have a duty to respond to first aid emergencies. Students will learn:

  • Pediatric first aid basics;
  • How to treat minor injuries and illnesses;
  • CPR and AED for adults, children and infants;
  • How to treat a choking victim.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR classes are held at the Fire Training Center from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Upcoming classes include:

    Class size is a minimum of three and a maximum of nine students. Classes that do not meet the minimum size will be cancelled at least 2 days prior to class. Students must be at least 15 years old and minors must have an adult present.

    The course fee is $70 and includes a student workbook. Certification is for a two-year period.

    Registration is required. Sign up online or by calling 913-895-6390.