Lifesaving Classes

Overland Park Fire Department staff members teach lifesaving classes through classroom and hands-on instruction.

These classes are held monthly at the Fire Training Center and are open to the public.

Hands-only CPR and AED Training

This non-certification class is free and open to the public. Students will learn steps to become a lifesaver, not just a bystander, in an emergency by using hands-only CPR and an available automatic external defibrillator.

Classes are offered by appointment at the Overland Park Fire Department Training Center or at your organization’s location.

Registration

To register, contact Tricia Roberts at 913-895-8403.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED Training

Learn to save adult, infant and child victims of cardiac or respiratory arrest. Students will learn

  • One-person techniques in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • How to use an AED
  • Rescue breathing
  • How to treat a choking victim
  • Heart attack and stroke prevention

Schedule

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED Training classes are held at the Fire Training Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month.

Registration

Pre-registration is required. 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. Students must be at least 15 years old. Sign up by calling 913-895-6390.

Fee

The cost is $35 and includes an American Heart Association textbook. Certification is for a two-year period.

For answers to questions about the class, contact Mary Bitter at 913-895-8400.

Basic Life Support 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 AED
  • Techniques for treatment of a choking victim

Schedule

Basic life support classes are generally held at the Fire Training Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month.

Registration

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

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.

Fee

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

For answers to questions about the class, contact Jay Hall at 913-895-8402.

HeartCode Advanced Cardiac Life Support

This course uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Students complete a precourse self-assessment, and then a team dynamics lesson and 10 in-hospital patient cases, including a basic life support case and 2 megacode cases. There are a variety of additional videos and materials to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases.

Skills Sessions

The Fire Department offers verification of skills for online American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support classes.

Visit the American Heart Association website to purchase online course materials. After completing the online course, print the completion certificate and call 913-895-8400 to schedule a skill session. Skill sessions are scheduled two afternoons per month. Certification eCards are good for two years and will be emailed to you after the class.

Fees

The fee for the skills verification is $50 paid in cash or personal check made out to the City of Overland Park.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR

This course is designed to teach students cognitive information needed to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

Skills Sessions

The Fire Department offers verification of skills for online Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED classes.

Visit the American Heart Association website to purchase online course materials. After completing the online course, print the completion certificate and call 913-895-8400 to schedule a skill session. Skill sessions are scheduled two afternoons per month. Certification eCards are good for two years and will be emailed to you after the class.

Fees

The fee for the skills verification is $40 paid in cash or personal check made out to the City of Overland Park.