Friends & Family Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
The 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:
- 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 complete the Fort Myers Fire Department Community CPR Request Form.
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.