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Red Cross Course Descriptions

The following are brief descriptions of the classes we offer.  For more detailed information please see the American Red Cross site here.  To check out the different class formats, click here.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider

This course teaches one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of an AED, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations.

Prerequisites
: None.

Course Length
: Full Course-8 hours, Review Course-4 hours, Challenge Course- 3 hours

First Aid
Prepare you to respond to basic emergencies, and recognize and care for injuries while using the EMS system. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length:  3.5 hours (There is no Review or Challenge class available)

Lifeguard Training

Perhaps the most comprehensive course of it’s kind in  Western New York, our course is taught by staff that works in the field year round. Each course we offer includes First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, Administering Emergency Oxygen.  (Only Full and Review courses are available, Challenge courses are not.)

Prerequisites
:
15 years old by the last day of class; swim 300 yards using front crawl and breaststroke; swim one length, retrieve a 10 pound brick in 7 to 10 feet of water and carry it back to starting point using only your legs, and exit the pool in one minute, forty seconds, and tread water without hands for two minutes.

Course Length
: Full Course- 30 hours, Review Course- 14 hours

Next class starts March 6th, click here for details.
Next class starts March 21st, click here for details.


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Lifeguard Training Instructor
The Lifeguard Training Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach the Lifeguard Training and other associated courses.

Prerequisites:
17 years of age and current lifeguard training certification.

Course Length
: 27 hours. 

Water Safety Instructor

The Water Safety Instructor course teaches one to plan and teach swimming and aquatic safety courses.

Prerequisites:
16 years of age by the last day of the class; swim 25 yards each of front and back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards of butterfly; float/scull on back for one minute in deep water; tread water for one minute. Learn to Swim Level 4 ability

Course Length:
33 hours.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Module

Learn the basic skills for Waterfront lifeguarding for work in beach front and open water environments. This course is offered in June only.

Prerequisites: Current lifeguard certification which must be presented at the beginning of class.

Course Length
: 7 hours.




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