Course Descriptions

All of our classes are limited to 12 people. If a class is full and there is more interest we may add another class.

Which class is right for me?

Training and Safety offers a variety of courses geared both towards those who are working in the health care field and those who are not. We offer four different types of classes: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Hands Only CPR, and First Aid.

We teach all courses to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) or Emergency Care and Safety Institute respectively.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers ($55)

This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.

Course Length & Examination:

  • approximately 4 hours
  • A certified American Heart Association BLS instructor helps students practice their skills and tests them

The BLS course covers

  • Adult and pediatric CPR
  • Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
  • Choking relief (conscious and unconscious)
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Special resuscitation situations

BLS training is designed for current or training healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Respiratory, physical and occupational therapists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Residents or fellows
  • Medical or nursing students in training
  • Aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other healthcare personnel
  • University of Maine Majors who need CPR certification: Nursing, Athletic Training


  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two (2) years.

Heartsaver® CPR & AED ($45)

The Heartsaver®  CPR & AED course provides the general population with training in CPR & AED procedures.

Course Length and Examination:

  • Approximately 2-3 hours for CPR & AED
  • A certified American Heart Association BLS instructor helps students practice their skills and tests them

The course covers:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED & Choking
  • Overdoes emergencies

The Heartsaver® CPR & AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency due to job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including:

  • Security and airline personnel
  • Camp counselors
  • Police and Firefighters
  • Teachers and day-care workers
  • Aerobics teachers/physical-fitness trainers
  • University of Maine Majors who need this class: KPE


  • American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two (2) years.

Hands Only CPR ($5)

This course covers how to give chest compressions. It is intended for people who are interested in learning the skills but do not need a certificate for an employer or class. This is a less expensive alternative for people who are just interested in learning how to help people.

Note: This Class does not include a certification

To set up a hands only CPR class for a group please use the form below:

Emergency Care and Safety Institute First Aid ($25)

This first aid course will cover the basics of first aid and is designed to satisfy most workplace first aid requirements. This class covers First Aid guidelines and contains information on many different types of injuries and illnesses.

Course Length

  • Approximately 2 hours with an ECSI Instructor

This course covers:

  • Basic first aid assessment
  • Shock
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Medical emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies


  • You will receive an ECSI First Aid Course Completion card

Ready to sign up for a class? Visit our Register Online page to schedule your class today.

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