Orange County CPR Classes – 3 Things You Need to Know Before Taking a CPR Class

It’s that time again – your CPR card is about to expire and work is straining your neck to take a CPR lesson or they’ll put you on hold. Sound familiar? Before you start Google for a course, make sure you know these three things:

Number 1 – There are many different training companies in Orange County, but not all are the same. What certification are you getting? Make sure you get certified through the American Heart Association or the American Safety and Health Institute. Both of these certifications are valid for 2 years. The Red Cross headquarters in Santa Ana also offers regular CPR courses, unfortunately these certifications are only valid for 1 year and cost as much as AHA or ASHI classes. Every year at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, the Red Cross offers “Super CPR Day” where thousands of people are trained in 1 day at a very good price. If your job requires a CPR certification from the Red Cross, I recommend that you sign up for that day!

Number 2 – If you need a CPR certification for work, there’s a good chance that others in your office need it too. Why not organize a class in your office and get everyone involved? This has two huge benefits: you can take the course while you work and your boss will pay for it. There are some Orange County CPR companies that are mobile. Look for businesses that come to you so you don’t get into rush hour traffic on Freeways 5 or 405. Search for “CPR on site” on Google or Craigslist. They should come to you if you have 5 or more students.

Number 3 – Get that discount! Many companies have discounts or special offers that are not advertised. Nonprofits and student discounts are common. Cal State Fullerton and Chapman students looking for their teaching credentials can get discounts simply by calling and asking. Santa Ana College and Saddleback EMT students should also qualify for CPR class discounts.CPR Classes Chicago

You are already one step ahead in the game by reading this article. If you’re planning on learning how to save a life, you might as well save some time and money!

Zack Zarrilli is a firefighter and the owner of SureFire CPR. His company is made up of firefighters, paramedics, lifeguards and EMTs who teach hundreds of CPR, BLS, AED, and first aid courses each year. SureFire CPR instructors teach from their real-world experience and specialize in on-site CPR and first aid training throughout Southern California.

Did you find the above article helpful? If so, for more information or to take a course, please visit or call us at 888-277-3143 .. SureFire CPR currently offers CPR courses in Orange County, Los County. Angeles, San Diego County, San Francisco, Riverside County, and Inland Empire.