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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 2024 EMT class starts in January.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

There will be no EMR class in 2023.

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 Sunday, January 10, 2024, 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.  Arrive by 12:45 to attend the CPR/AED portion only.

Class instruction is FREE.  There is a $65.00 charge per student for an optional American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR card or First Aid card, ($100.00 for both), workbook included. Cards are valid for two years.

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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