Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technicians are integral and indispensable members of our coastal emergency medical services, providing life-saving emergency medical care to the sick and injured. The 2021 EMT class finished in June, 2021. Information about the 2022 EMT class will be published here when available.
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
The 2021 Emergency Medical Responder course will begin on September 14, 2021. Please see flyer for details.
Emergency Medical Responder is recognized by the State of California as the basic level of training needed by those charged with the initial response to medical emergencies. The care provided by the first medical responder is a high-quality first aid, including the administration of oxygen, CPR, automatic-defibrillation, wound management, splinting, and more. This is the first step in becoming a trained Emergency Medical Technician. First Medical Responders provide the immediate medical care needed to support the life of a sick or injured person until the arrival of the ambulance.
Coast Life Support District will offer a free class in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on Friday November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. in Gualala at the Bill Platt Training Center. The latest American Heart Association (AHA)-endorsed techniques for CPR and AED use will be taught, including optional hands-only CPR. Class will be cancelled if fewer than four students register. Class will be cancelled if fewer than four students register before noon on the Thursday before the class.
Class instruction is free. There is a $50 charge for an optional American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR card with workbook. Cards are valid for two years. Workbooks can be purchased separately for $15. Workbooks may be picked up ahead of class. To reserve a space and pick up a workbook, send email to CPR Training or call (707) 884-1829 x6.
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED
Coast Life Support District will offer free classes in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on Friday April 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. in Gualala at the Bill Platt Training Center. Students may take First Aid, CPR, or both. The First Aid portion covers skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. The CPR portion covers adult CPR and AED use, including optional hands-only CPR. Arrive by 12:15 p.m. to attend CPR session only.
Class instruction is free. There is a $50 charge for an optional American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid card with workbook or CPR card with workbook (or $100 for both). Cards are valid for two years. Workbooks can be purchased separately for $15.50. Either or both classes will be cancelled if fewer than four students register before noon on the Thursday before the class. To reserve a space send email to CPR Training CPR or call (707) 884-1829 x6.