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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 2023 EMT course finished in May 2023.   Information about the 2024 class will appear here when available.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Information about 2023 EMR classes will be posted here when available.

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.


Heartsaver CPR/AED

Coast Life Support District will offer free classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from time to time. The latest American Heart Association (AHA)-endorsed techniques for CPR and AED use are taught in a 3-hour class at the Bill Platt Training Center in Gualala. 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 $65 charge for an optional American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR card with workbook. Cards are valid for two years. Additional 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 a FREE class in First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation-CPR/AED on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. in Gualala at the Bill Platt Training Center 38901 Ocean Dr., Gualala.   Students may take First Aid, CPR/AED, 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/AED portion teaches hands-only CPR and how to use an AED.

Class instruction is FREE.

Register early to assure a space in class.  To register for class,, email CPR Training  or call (707) 884-1829 x6.

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