American Red Cross

Come learn the life-saving skills of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid at the YMCA of Greater Dayton. Classes are held at the Kleptz YMCA (Englewood) throughout the year.

For questions regarding our CPR and First Aid Courses, please contact your local YMCA.

CPR & Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Fact Sheet from American Health and Safety Institute

Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.

Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.


Don’t be afraid; your actions can only help.

If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest.

CPR & First Aid Courses Available:

HSI Basic Life Support for Adults, Children and Infants.

HSI Basic Life Support for Adults, Children and Infants is a blended class with online videos and a test along with a 4 hour in class skills portion at the YMCA.  This teaches CPR and AED use for adults, children and infants, as well as how to relieve choking with adults, children and infants.  The online portion of the class helps students when it comes to the classroom skills portion as it prepares them and helps them understand the subject matter.  The in-class skills portion allows the instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students' learning and use of the skills.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.  This does not include CEUs.

HSI Basic Life Support program teaches:

Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 Health and Safety Institute Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

  • Adult CPR and AED use along with adult choking
  • Child and infant CPR and AED use along with child and infant choking


HSI First Aid

HSI First Aid is a blended online video and test along with an instructor led classroom portion for skills that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking and other emergencies in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.  Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, strokes, seizures and other first aid emergencies.

HSI First Aid program teaches:

  • First Aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies

We also offer HSI Emergency Oxygen for those that require it for their employment


$60.00 for Members
$80.00 for Non-Members


Classes offered are accepted by County Provider Waivers, most colleges, and for all lifeguard certificates.  If you are a nursing student, please check with your program to see if they accept HSI.

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