CPR/ AED First Aid Classes


CPR, especially when performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a person's chances for survival. Learn proper life-saving techniques and how to respond in an emergency situation.

Our American Red Cross course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. This is a blending learning course meaning that parts will be an online, interactive learning experience, followed by an instructor-led classroom skill session.   

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an American Red Cross CPR/AED First Aid certification that is valid for two years.


  1. Register online or at the Front Desk of the John P. Thayer YMCA; Class space is limited

  2. Once you have registered, you will be contacted by your instructor & will receive a link in order to complete the online portion of the course.

    • This portion must be completed at least two days prior to the course start date.​

  3. Once the online portion has been successfully completed, ​you will be contacted by your instructor and admitted into the classroom session.

    • You will need to bring your registration receipt and eLearning confirmation to the class in order to participate.


  • $65 for Members

  • $75 for Non-Members


Thursday, April 11th (John P. Thayer branch)

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

*Registration closes the Tuesday prior to class

Register online or at the Front Desk of the Thayer branch


Please contact our Aquatics Director, Tera Wilkins


706.322.8269, ext. 118


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