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Only 32% of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from a bystander.  Performing CPR immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

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The Arcata Volunteer Firefighters Association (AVFA) offers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and First-Aid classes for lay rescuers.  In these classes, students learn how to recognize the signs of a cardiac emergency, and how to sustain life with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation until emergency medical help can arrive.  This is a skill anyone in the community can learn.

Basic classes offered ​are NOT suitable for those needing Professional Rescuer or Health Professional CPR.

Classes Available: 

Care Plus CPRAdult, Child & Infant CPR/AED$40Fourth Thursday of each month
Basic Plus CPRAdult CPR/AED & First Aid$65Fourth Saturday of each month
Premium Plus CPRAdult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with First Aid$75Please contact the instructors at for scheduling and registration
Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS)Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED$50Please contact the instructors at for scheduling and registration

Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) classes are designed for individuals who need CPR training suitable for professional rescuers or medical professionals to re-certify.

Classes are held in the Classroom at the Arcata Downtown Station: 631 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521.  Monthly classes may be canceled and/or rescheduled if the class size is not adequate for instruction or if COVID-19 regulations prohibit it.​ Additionally, AVFA may, upon request, be able to come to your place of business to instruct.

Additional class dates can be scheduled if you are registering a group.

Not sure what class to take?  Feel free to contact us at to discuss your options.


Use the form below to register for the class.


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