For adults, learning CPR can make the difference between life and death. CPR is especially critical in cases of child drowning emergencies, because immediate restoration of oxygen to the child’s brain is critical. Many believe that the process of learning or refreshing CPR also renews the importance of other water safety efforts for parents, such as supervision and fencing.
Be sure to post CPR guidelines near your pool, in case of an emergency.
CPR skills should be refreshed yearly, with certifications renewed every two years. Keeping up with new guidelines and medical findings can be confusing, but an annual refresher helps keep all the facts clear.
This list is intended to provide a broad range of options for CPR instruction. Remember to renew CPR skills regularly, and post CPR instructions near your swimming pool area.
- Many local fire departments offer CPR classes to the public.
- Arizona Chapter, National Safety Council
- Arizona Red Cross www.arizonaredcross.org, 602-336-6660
- Mesa Fire and Medical Department www.mesaaz.gov/fire
- ABCs of CPR Training Center LLC, 623-328-8990 (offering bi-lingual CPR training)
- American Emergency Response Training, 623-561-0068
- City of Goodyear
- CPR Pros, 602-717-6193
- Queen Creek CPR & First Aid
- Scottsdale Fire Department
- SWIMkids USA, 480-820-9109
- Online CPR Certification, $14.99 Nationally Accepted, online and informative courses.
- Drexel Heights Fire District, 520-883-4341 (Pima County)
- CPR2U, 520-400-8204 (Pima County)
Water SMART Babies approved resources