Education

 

Arcola VFD offers the following courses free-of-charge to the community.  If you are interested in attending a course, please check the calendar for the next session or contact the Events Committee for additional information.

Heartsaver CPR
  • Heartsaver CPR

    • This course is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) to all lay rescuers, particularly those who are expected to respond to emergencies in the workplace. Participants include security guards, firefighters, police and other lay responders. Although the course may be used to teach CPR to all lay rescuers, it is specifically designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card--a credential--documenting completion of a CPR course. All rescuers are trained in CPR and relief of FBAO (choking). We again, usually teach both adult and infant portions which takes about four hours.

 

  • Note: a two-year credential is awarded upon successful completion of the Skills Demonstration and Written Test, administered at the end of the class.

Brambleton Community Courses

Additionally, the Brambleton community organizes Heartsaver CPR and AHA First Aid taught by the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department every 4-5 months. Classes are offered at the community center building near the Regal Woods Pool.  Please contact Beth Huck, or via phone at 703.542.6263 at the Brambleton HOA office to register for the next class.

Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver First Aid

    • This course is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies at the worksite and give first aid. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer's effort to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. For others, whose work may involve interaction with the public, such as scout leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, flight attendants and lifeguards, taking this course may be a requirement of their job description.

 

  • Note: a two-year credential is awarded upon successful completion of the Skills Demonstration and Written Test, administered at the end of the class.

Car seat safety Inspection course
  • Car Seat Safety Inspection

    • AVFD hosts car safety training sessions parterned with multiple local and nationwide child passenger safety groups. We have certified & trained inhouse technicians who also participate from time to time in the car safety check inspections.

  • Note: Please inquire within using contact page and ask for contact Chris Stone to know about course Eligibilty requirements.

Course Costs

The instruction we offer is free, as all of our instructors are volunteers.  We charge only for the courseware and disposable materials. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department is a 501(c)3 non-profit, chartible organization.  Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

 

  • AHA Heartsaver CPR - $45

  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid - $45

 

Note: a two-year credential is awarded upon successful completion of the Skills Demonstration and Written Test, administered at the end of the class.

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