All CPR/First Aid classes are on hold until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Fire Corps offers classes in both First Aid and CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator) to the community on a monthly basis.
Classes are typically held monthly at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Community Hall (adjacent from the administration office) at 301 S. Elm Street in Sisters.
Anyone can register for one or both of these classes.
This is a basic-level class intended for general audiences. Some of the topics covered include:
- First aid basics
- Medical emergencies
- Injury emergencies
- Environmental emergencies
- Adult CPR and AED use
- Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR
Individuals seeking an optional First Aid/CPR card must successfully demonstrate appropriate techniques in an end-of-class skills test.
This is the American Heart Association “Heartsaver” CPR and AED class.
The ADULT CPR/AED class is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage a choking or a sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. The class takes approximately four hours (depending on the number of students) and requires all participants to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to perform quality compressions and giving breaths, as well as the use of an AED. Child and Infant CPR/AED classes are optional and take additional hours to complete so may be done in separate classes.
This CPR/AED class does NOT meet the requirements for those desiring Healthcare Provider certification. Visit the American Heart Association website for a list of advanced CPR classes.
First aid Class
This is the American Heart Association “Heartsaver” First Aid class.
The class also takes approximately four hours to complete, depending on the number of students. It is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches the basics of first aid such as how to recognize a possible medical emergency, how to protect yourself when helping someone and the steps to follow until emergency medical services arrive. The health problems covered include medical emergencies such as strokes, seizures, heart attacks, breathing problems, choking, allergic reactions, shock, environmental emergencies (heat and cold related, bites, stings, etc.) and injury emergencies.
Skills testing is done throughout the class (“finding the problem”, stopping bleeding, using epinephrine pens).
Adult CPR/AED classes are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Child CPR/AED is an additional hour and Infant CPR/AED is an additional hour and a half. First Aid classes are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the day following CPR/AED training.