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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$50Fourth Thursday of each month
Basic Plus CPRAdult CPR/AED & First Aid$75Fourth Saturday of each month
Premium Plus CPRAdult, Child & Infant CPR/AED with First Aid$85Please contact the instructors at for scheduling and registration
Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS)Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED$60Please 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.​ Additionally, AVFA may, upon request, be able to come to your place of business to instruct.

Classes take place (typically) on the 4th Thursday and 4th Saturday of the month. Some dates may change due to holidays. Class dates for 2024 are as follows: 

January 27

February  24

March  30

April 25 & 27

May 18 & 23

June 27 & 29

July 25 & 27

August 22 & 24

September 26 & 28

October 24 & 26

November 21 & 23

December 19 & 21


-Classes on Thursdays are held from 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

-Classes on Saturdays are held from 8:00am - 4:30pm. 


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 and we will promptly return your email.

Click on the link below to access the form to register for a CPR/First Aid class. 

Google Form for CPR Class Registration



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