Community CPR Program

Friends & Family Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Trainees working on an infant mannequinThe City of Fort Myers Fire Department offers a free class on compressions-only CPR. This class is taught throughout the year at multiple locations. Our goal is to train and prepare members of the community with basic life-saving techniques.

Family and Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. The Friends and Family CPR course does not offer CPR certification or a completion card.

In a cardiac arrest, every second counts. A cardiac arrest can happen anywhere. Every minute CPR is delayed, a victim's survival rate decreases by 10%. By learning and using the skills in this course, the chance of survival can double or even triple.

The course offers the following instructions:

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)Adult Hands-Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Adult CPR with Breaths (optional)
  • Child CPR and AED (optional)
  • Adult, Child, and Infant Choking (optional)
  • Video demonstrating procedures
  • Hands-on Practice with mannequins

To schedule our free Friends and Family CPR class, please contact us at 239-321-7311.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Training

The City of Fort Myers Fire Department offers the Heartsaver CPR course to those who need a CPR certification card for specific job requirements. This class is offered upon request, based on the availability of instructors and number of students. Contact us at 239-321-7311 for more information regarding the course.