Why get trained in CPR?
It's simple, CPR saves lives. There is an incredible amount of research and a number of real-life stories that show the benefits of being CPR trained and certified. In Missoula, we have an incredible example about how four individuals came together one morning to save the life of another person suffering from cardiac arrest. Click HERE to read more.
Pictures (shown above) credit: Ryan Brennecke, University of Montana
Adult / Child & Infant CPR
Missoula Fire Department (MFD) offers the American Heart Association (AHA) Heart-saver CPR training to the public. The class covers adult, infant and child CPR along with AED training.
Classes are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. and last approximately three hours. Classes are held at our Station 3 located at 1501 39th Street and requires pre-registration.
The American Heart Association has updated their fees for certification cards. As a result, the Missoula Fire Department is offering two new options as of March 1, 2018:
- AHA 2 year Certification Card for employment or certification purposes, the fee for the class will be $50.00 per person.
- If you are taking the class for your own personal use and do not need an AHA certification card, the fee for the class will be $25.00 per person and you will receive a MFD Training Certificate. If at a later time, and still within the 2 year AHA certification date, you may request the card for the additional $25.00 fee. Please note: this card will have the same expiration date as the original MFD Certificate.
- In all cases, groups and businesses will be required to pre-pay for all attendees based on the fees above.
Please note: at this time, Missoula Fire does not offer CPR classes for Healthcare Provider OR First Aid training. To find local resources who offer these courses, we recommend visiting:
Montana DPHHS administers the Public Access Defibrillation program. Visit their site for more information on Community AEDs.
Participants must be pre-registered, as class size is limited to 12 participants. Registration can be done online by selecting a date below or by calling 406-552-6210 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. and 5 p.m..
MFD routinely has alternates waiting to take our CPR classes. If you are pre-registered and cannot make the class, please call to reschedule or cancel your registration.