First Aid Classes in Rockford
Accidents can happen at any age – which is why most of our Rockford first aid certification courses include detailed instruction on providing care to infants, children, and adults. Led by experienced, licensed instructors, our classes include the latest proven science and techniques for delivering care to people of all ages.
Note: Some courses focus on providing care to adults only. Please check the course descriptions for details.
At the Red Cross we offer first aid classes that focus on care for adults only, but we also offer courses that allow you to provide care to ill or injured adults, children and infants. In general, we recommend that most people select adult and pediatric first aid training in Rockford. Not only will this type of class give you all of the information you need to care for adults, but with the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care to children and infants, you can become a more capable, more responsible family member, employee and citizen. For more information on all of the first aid classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.
When you have a family, it's everyone's responsibility to know how to help when it's needed most. That's why we recommend that all family members, including the young, old, and middle aged, enroll in one of our first aid classes in Rockford. With options available online, in person and via our blended Simulation Learning, no matter what your schedule may be or how you learn best, you can find a class that suits your needs. If you'd like to enroll in an in-person class as a family, you can do so by signing up for the same course individually, or by registering for group training.
Note: Most students are aged 16 or older, but younger students are also welcome to train with the Red Cross.
In Rockford, first aid classes from the American Red Cross take just a few short hours to complete, but can make all the difference to someone in need. That's because during our courses you'll not only learn how to provide care for minor injuries like small cuts and scrapes, but how to help when someone is suffering from a more serious bone, muscle or joint injury, a bug or snake bite, a sting, burns, temperature-related illnesses, and so much more. For complete information on the first aid classes available in your area, check out our newest course schedule – and learn how to help your family, friends and fellow citizens during times of crisis.
In addition to basic first aid classes, your local Red Cross also offers a wilderness first aid class in Rockford. Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, our wilderness first aid certification course covers advanced skills, like primary and secondary assessments, head/brain, neck and spinal injuries, hypothermia, heat-related illness, altitude-related illness, burns, allergies and anaphylaxis, bone and joint injuries, wounds and wound infection, and more. Upon successful completion of the class, you'll receive a two-year certification.
Note: Course materials are based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, and align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.
Red Cross first aid certifications are valid for two years. If your certification is within 30 days of expiring, you can renew it by enrolling in one of our first aid renewal classes. These abbreviated courses allow you to learn the latest techniques and can help keep your memory fresh – so that during times of need, you're ready to respond. Once your first aid training in Rockford is complete, your certification will be valid for an additional two years. For more information on the first aid renewal classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.