For more than a century, the American Red Cross has been training people in this country with the skills they need to act if an emergency strikes. Today people turn to Red Cross Training Services to learn lifesaving skills.
Part of the vision of the Red Cross is to ensure that there are always trained individuals available to use their Red Cross skills to save lives in an emergency. Red Cross Training Services works tirelessly to see that this vision is fulfilled. More than 6.2 million people a year receive Red Cross training and information in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives. Visit here to learn how a college student used her skills to save someone’s life.
Saving Lives Starts Here.™
Since 1909, American Red Cross Training Services has provided a wide range of safety training and certification. Red Cross Training Services encompasses all facets of safety training, tools, and products.
What’s your style of learning? We offer classroom training at convenient locations and times if hands-on training is what you are looking for. We also offer a combination of classroom and online classes which provide full certification. And we offer online training which offers engaging and interactive courses that allow you to work at your own pace when convenient for you.
Red Cross Classes
- First Aid – prepare for the unexpected with our first aid classes.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – learn how to deliver this care when it’s needed most.
- AED – help save a life by knowing how to use an automated external defibrillator.
- Babysitting and Child Care – prepare to become a capable, trusted, in-demand sitter.
- Swimming and Water Safety – we offer swim classes for people of all ages and abilities.
- Lifeguarding – learn the skills you need from trained professionals. We offer lifeguard training and recertification, aquatic instructor training, safety training for swim coaches and more.
- CNA Training – become an important part of today’s world of health care with knowledge and skills that are in demand.
More Training Available
The Red Cross has developed a new resuscitation curriculum to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve resuscitation outcomes. The curriculum includes courses for Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. A Red Cross-issued certificate will be provided to healthcare professionals upon their successful completion of the curriculum.
We have also launched a new First Aid for Severe Bleeding online course so people can learn what to do until emergency help arrives. The online course curriculum includes contains content on how to recognize and care for life-threatening bleeding, including when and how to apply different types of tourniquets, when to use hemostatic dressing (a dressing with an agent on it for quickly clotting blood) and how to recognize and care for someone in shock.
The Red Cross is also offering First Aid for Opioid Overdoses - an online course to teach people how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose. The 45-minute online course contains content on how to identify the signs and symptoms of a suspected opioid overdose and the appropriate care to provide based on the responsiveness of the person. Information on how to use several different naloxone products – including a nasal atomizer, Narcan® Nasal Spray and EVZIO® – to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose is also included.
There are also free Red Cross Apps available for mobile devices that give people tools they can use every day to help be prepared, stay safe and save lives.
#Help1family. March is Red Cross Month – the perfect time to be a hero in your community and learn a lifesaving skill by taking a Red Cross class.