woman performs chest compressions on a manikin while another prepares to set up the AED

Madison Fire Department EMTs and Paramedics will host monthly hands-only CPR and AED awareness trainings for the community. These classes are free, but registration is required.

This class will teach you the key elements of chest compressions (location, rate, depth, and recoil). The class will also cover the placement and operation of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

The purpose of the class is to help more people feel confident and able to assist someone experiencing cardiac arrest.

Each class is 90 minutes long. People ages 12 and older are invited to register. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register by clicking on any of events below:

UPDATE: The April, May, and June classes are full! Thank you for your interest! Additional dates will be announced on a future blog. Subscribe to our blog to be notified.

  • Wednesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. – Fire Station 1 (316 W. Dayton Street)
  • Wednesday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. – Fire Station 12 (400 South Point Road)
  • Wednesday, June 28, 8:30 a.m. – Fire Station 13 (6350  Town Center Drive)

This is a non-certification course. Find a certified CPR course near you.

When someone experiences cardiac arrest, their chance of survival and returning to a normal life depend greatly on others' willingness to perform CPR until EMS arrives. Through these classes, and with your help, we aspire to increase the cardiac arrest survival rates in Dane County!

For questions regarding our community CPR classes, please email Captain Aj Greenlee at agreenlee@cityofmadison.com.

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