CPR Saves Lives!


We offer the following classes:

Healthcare Provider-The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers Adult and Child CPR, use of an AMBU® bag, foreign body airway obstruction (choking) and the AED. This course is for all healthcare providers or students studying to be employed in the healthcare field (Medical or dental office) and fire personnel and EMS personnel


Heartsaver CPR with AED- the Heartsaver course teaches CPR and relief of choking for infants and children.

This course is for all those who desire a basic class and certification. This course is often taught to local businesses, day care and citizens of the village and township.

Other classes available upon request


Fee for CPR classes : $45.00, to be paid at the time of the course.

Fee for CPR Skills Test Out: $25.00, to be paid at the time of the course.

To sign up for a CPR class, please send an email to CPR@sgfireems.com.

Please include the type of course you are interested in, your name, and phone number.

One of our instructors will get back with you



CPR facts and statistics

·        About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.

·        Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.

·        CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.

·        Approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

·        Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.

·        Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time.

·        If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.

·        Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 of the 871,517 adults who die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

·        Approximately 325,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments. About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest.

·        Sudden cardiac arrest is most often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). Cardiac arrest can also occur after the onset of a heart attack or as a result of electrocution or near-drowning.

·        When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the victim collapses, becomes unresponsive to gentle shaking, stops normal breathing and after two rescue breaths, still isn’t breathing normally, coughing or moving.





CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

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Hands-Only CPR: An initiative that can help save more lives

On March 31, an important advisory statement on “hands-only”  (compression-only) CPR was published in Circulation. This statement clarifies the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, which included the recommendation that laypersons – or bystanders – should perform hands-only CPR if they are unable or unwilling to provide rescue breaths.

What is hands-only CPR and what does it mean for you? Visit our Hands-Only CPR Consumer Web Site  to find out more about this lifesaving initiative.