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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes

Caution: Performing CPR requires you to be on your knees and bent over a mannequin or patient. Persons with medical problems should consider their own health and seek the advice of their physician prior to undergoing CPR training.

Types of CPR

There are two types of CPR.

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR is simple technique that anyone can perform in an emergency that is as effective as traditional CPR, but does not require mouth-to-mouth contact and keeps the victim's blood flowing until help arrives. Hands-Only CPR is not a certification program. Unlike traditional CPR, the Hands-Only technique consists of three simple steps: 

  1. Call 911.
  2. Push hard and fast on the center of the chest.
  3. If possible, use a portable defibrillator, also known as an AED.

Watch the the American Heart Association's Hands-Only CPR demonstration video, available in English or Spanish. For more information on training and community awareness events, contact the Baltimore County Fire Department at 410-887-4860 or

Traditional CPR

Traditional CPR courses are offered to the general public on a bimonthly basis.

About the Training

The traditional CPR course includes lessons and hands-on practice on the procedures necessary to calmly perform life-saving procedures, such as:

  • Clear a choking person’s airway
  • Recognize and assist someone who may be having a heart attack or stroke
  • Assess an unresponsive person
  • Perform CPR on a victim suffering from “sudden cardiac death"

The course offers instruction through use of the following:

  • Interactive video
  • Mannequins
  • Ventilation device
  • Automatic external defibrillator (AED)
  • Experienced instructor

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be mailed a training completion card that will have a recommended renewal date two years after the issue date.

How to Register

To register for the traditional CPR training, complete the registration form (PDF) and mail it, along with a check or money order (no cash accepted) to the Fire-Rescue Academy.

Registrants will not receive confirmation of their registration. Seating is secured when registration form and payment is received by the Fire-Rescue Academy.

Training Schedule 

The list below has the training date offerings, as well as the registration cutoff date. Training courses will be offered on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitor parking is available in the parking lot on the right side.

No upcoming courses scheduled.

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Fire-Rescue Academy

1545 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Sparrows Point, Maryland 21219


Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bureau Chief

Lonnie Ledford

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