CPR Saves Lives

According to the American Heart Association, "Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 480,000 adult Americans die of a heart attack or related complications. About half of these deaths (some 225,000) result from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can complicate a heart attack. If it does, it is most likely to occur during the first hour after the onset of symptoms of a heart attack, typically before the victim arrives at the hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest will result in death unless emergency treatment is provided immediately."

Starting the Chain of Survival (CPR) is important in order to save lives.

Training Classes

The Pelham Fire Department hosts Skills Testing dates for the following AHA Blended Learning courses: Heartsaver CPR AED and BLS Provider. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner online, followed by a hands-on session. Successful blended learning can reach students with varying learning styles and in different environments. It combines the flexibility of online training with skills practice and testing for CPR with an AHA instructor. After completing the online portion of the class, class participants will sign up for one of the designated skills dates hosted at the Pelham Fire Department Training Facility located at 663 Stuart Lane, Pelham, AL 35124. The Pelham Fire Department has several American Heart Association Instructors that promote an enjoyable and stress free learning environment. Please click on the provided links to register and find out more information on the following AHA courses:

Heartsaver CPR Link 

This class is designed for the layperson who is seeking to learn CPR and AED operation. The online fee is $15.00 and the skills session is $20.00. The skills session should be paid for with a personal check or money order made out to the City of Pelham. The cost of the skills session pays for the Heartsaver CPR Card, training materials, and a personal CPR Barrier Mask provided for the student.

BLS Provider CPR Link

This class is designed for the Healthcare Provider (nurse, physician, EMT, etc). The online fee is $31.00 and the skills session is $14.00. The skills session should be paid for with a personal check or money order made out to the City of Pelham. The cost of the skills session pays for the BLS CPR Card, training materials, and a personal CPR Barrier Mask provided for the student.

Upon arriving at the Skills Session the participant must provide a printed Online Certificate of Completion to the AHA Instructor for validation. The participant will not be allowed to engage in the skills session without an Online Certificate of Completion.  

For additional information about registering for a Skills Testing Date or if your interested in receiving Free CPR Training (Non-Certified) please email Matt Maples at or contact the EMS Office at 205-620-6509.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus, all classes will be conducted in small groups to achieve social distancing.