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CPR Classes

Starting CPR within four to six minutes of a cardiac event can bring a person out of cardiac arrest without any permanent disability. If CPR is started within 10 minutes of a cardiac event, there’s still a chance of successful resuscitation.

At South Montgomery County Fire Department (SMCFD), we can help you save a life by teaching you CPR and preparing you for the worst. We teach American Heart Association (AHA) classes that, upon completion, earn you a certification card good for two years.

Why Take a CPR Class?

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Here’s why you should consider learning CPR:

  • Knowing CPR gives you the ability to save a life.
  • Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
  • A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

What Is an AED?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) device provides an electrical shock to someone in cardiac arrest. Studies show effective CPR and the rapid use of an AED can greatly increase the chance of survival. AEDs can be found in many public places and are responsible for helping to save many lives.

About Our Classes

CPR Class FAQs

How much does the CPR class cost?
The Heartsaver CPR class and the BLS — CPR class cost $45 each if paid for in cash and $50 if paid for by credit card. The Heartsaver First Aid class costs $70 if paid for in cash and $75 if paid for by credit card. Registration fees are nonrefundable. If you’re unable to attend a class and have paid for that class, we can transfer the fee to another scheduled class.
Where are classes held?
Classes are held at South Montgomery County Fire Administration Station 3 (27900 Robinson Road Conroe, TX 77385) in the training room downstairs.
How long are the classes?
Each CPR class is approximately three to four hours long, while each CPR/First Aid class will be approximately five to six hours long.
Are your classes certified through the American Heart Association?
YES! Our courses teach 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.
How do I sign up for a class?
Review the schedule and choose a class and date that work best for you. You can either pay with credit card in person or via phone (call Tianna Hawkins at 281-363-3473) or pay in cash in person. Seating is limited to 14 students and is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Signing up for the course doesn’t guarantee your reservation; instead, payment must be received to reserve your spot in the class you choose. Registration fees are nonrefundable. If you’re unable to attend a class and have paid for that class, we can transfer the fee to another scheduled class.

Class Schedule

Classes are held on select Tuesdays from 6–10 p.m. and select Saturdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Please check the class schedule below to see future class dates.

No classes are currently scheduled, but keep checking back for updates.

Your temperature will be checked and logged upon entry to class. Anyone with temperatures above 99.0 and/or presenting COVID- or flu-like symptoms won’t be allowed in class but will be allowed to reschedule.

Registration fees are nonrefundable.

It’s recommended, but not required, that instructors and students wear masks during classes and remain at least six feet apart. The number of attendees will be limited to the number of students who can maintain the six-foot rule.