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Alameda County, CA,

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Hands-Only CPR & AED Training

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that claims about 350,000 American lives each year. In most cases, this situation is due to a lethal condition of a rapidly quivering heart & is no longer able to pump blood to the brain.

All studies have shown that when CPR is started immediately to a person who is showing no signs of life, and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used within 3-5 minutes, it can correct this lethal heart condition.

The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) recognizes this important medical situation and now offers free, non-certification, Hands-Only CPR classes throughout the year in the communities we serve.

We cover skills for the Adult, Child, & Infant.

To view information about upcoming classes, please visit

If you have questions about a class and would like to email the ACFD CPR Program Coordinator, please email:

If you have questions and would like to leave a phone message, please contact the ACFD CPR Hotline at (510) 670-5895.

Unless your employer requires you to obtain training in CPR, certification cards are not required anymore. This is class is designed for community members who either live or work within the communities served by the ACFD and want to learn CPR without requiring a certification card.

Cost: Free

Class length: 3.5 hours

Suggested clothing: comfortable

With the "Watch, then Practice" format, this class requires moderate physical activity and comfortable clothing allows for students to participate in the most unrestricted manner.

We hope to see you soon at one of our classes!

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