building a heartsafe community

Farmington Fire Rescue now Offers Free HeartSaver First Aid, AED, & CPR Training!

The town of Farmington is an accredited HEARTSafe Community in cooperation with  the NH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services, Department of Safety, the NH Division of Public Health Services, Department of Health & Human Services and the American Heart Association. This program recognizes communities that have demonstrated efforts to improve their system of preventing sudden cardiac arrest from progressing to irreversible death. Part of this accreditation includes widespread CPR training and public access defibrillators. The town of Farmington now has automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at all town owned buildings, and Farmington Fire Rescue provides monthly FREE HEARTSAVER FIRST AID CPR AED TRAINING to town residents and employees.


 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.  The course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. 


There is no cost to take the instructor led course to members of the community. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to receive a course completion card for a $17.00 fee as required by the AHA.


Blended learning courses require purchasing online training modules from the AHA. Upon successful completion of an online delivered course, students may print a course completion certificate. In order to receive a course completion card, which may be required for some employment purposes, the student must attend an in-person skills session. It is highly recommended that anyone who takes an online delivered course also complete the in-person skills session. Links to the online delivered courses are provided below. The online portion must be completed prior to registering for the in-person skills session for all blended learning courses.

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Online & Blended Learning Courses

Heartsaver First Aid Online

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[Blended Learning]

 This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. 

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Heartsaver CPR AED Online

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 [Blended Learning] 

 The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives. 

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online

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 [Blended Learning] 

 This course is designed to prepare you to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. 

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Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online

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 [Blended Learning] 

 This course teaches students information needed to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. 

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Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens (Online Only)

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[Online Course] 

 This course teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. 

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Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Persons (Online Only)

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[Online Course]

 Learn about the current opioid epidemic in the US and examples of prescription and illegal opioids. Identifying a possible opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose are also discussed in this course. 

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