First aid training is a valuable skill both on and offroad. If an emergency arises, it is good to know what to do to handle the situation until medical personnel can be on the scene.
Local Fire Departments – In many cases, local fire departments will offer basic first aid training. If you have a club or group that would like to receive basic first aid training, contact your local fire department to see about the possibility of scheduling a class.
Colleges and Universities – Many colleges and Universities offer programs for law enforcement, firefighters and medical personnel. They may be able to assist you in putting together a class to cover basic first aid.
The American Red Cross – The American Red Cross promotes their first aid classes heavily. They offer several different classes such as:
- Family First Aid
- First Aid, CPR, AED for Lay Responders
- First Aid, CPR, AED for Professional Rescuers
- and many more.
American Red Cross First Aid training courses incorporates the latest scientific guidelines and aligns with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.
- Two year certification
- FREE online skills refreshers
- FREE digital course materials
- In-person and web-based training options
- Convenient times and locations; online hassle-free scheduling
- Concise courses, focused on hands-on learning
- Continuing education units available
- Meets OSHA guidelines
For more information and to find training available near you, check out this page on the American Red Cross website.
Local Military – If you have a National Guard Armory, Reserve Center or U.S. Military Base near you, you may be able to schedule first aid training through their medics.