Community CPR Classes

Introducing a new option to get certified in CPR!

Complete the instruction portion online through the American Heart Association. You can learn at your own pace and when it's most convenient for you.

Schedule the hands-on skills training and testing with the Red Wing Fire Department to complete your certification.

Please call the Fire Department at 651.388.7141 or email Sandy Gernentz for more information or to register.

Courses Offered

We offer three options for CPR instruction.

Hands-Only CPR

The first option is hands-only CPR. 

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths. If you see a teen or adult collapse, you can perform hands-only CPR with just two easy steps:

1) Call 911 and

2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

If you are interested in practicing hands-only CPR on a mannequin with a paramedic, please contact Fire Station 1 at 651-388-7141 to set up a time, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This instruction does not result in a certification. On-site hands-only CPR for community groups can be requested on the online form.

Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid:

Teaches adult, child, CPR/AED use, and how to relieve choking adults, children, and infants.

This course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job requirements in CPR and AED use.

The First Aid portion can be included upon request.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The third option is Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR training which is offered to those requesting certification. There is a fee associated with certification and successful completion of this course will result in an American Heart Association BLS provider card. 


To sign up call 651-388-7141 or submit the online registration form.

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

How to properly utilize an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is included in the Heart Saver and Basic Life Support classes.  AEDs are placed within public buildings in common areas for the community to use in case of an emergency. Watch the informational video below for how to properly use an AED.

AEDs can be found at the following locations:

Athletic Field Office, City Hall, City Waste Water Lab, Colvill Bathhouse, Colvill Courtyard, the Community Development Building, Red Wing Public Library lower level, Library Tabor, Public Works, Red Wing Airport, Fire Department Station 1 Lobby, Fire Department Station 2 Vestibule, Sheldon Theatre, and the Waste Campus.