CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

CPR classes are held the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue. Class size is limited to 15 people per session. The Skokie Fire Department CPR class is the American Heart Association (AHA) HeartSaver CPR course which is geared to the lay person and not the health care provider. The class covers CPR, A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator), and foreign airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children, and infants.


All participants need to have an email address, or access to an email account, when registering. The class fee is $40.00, non-refundable, for residents and non-residents. Please call the Fire Department at 847/982-5325 or email info@skokie.org for more information. In-person registration also is available at Fire Station 16, 7424 Niles Center Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are no CPR classes scheduled during the month of December.

After successfully completing the course, participants will receive a certification card, via email, good for two (2) years from the AHA. The AHA will send an email from ecards@heart.org with a link, inviting those who have completed the course to claim their certificate online.



Hands-Only CPR ​(non- certification)

Can't make it to one of our classes but still want to learn how to do compressions until help arrives?  Hands-Only CPR is CPR without giving mouth-to-mouth breathing. It's recommended for people to use on a teen or adult who collapse suddenly in an "out of hospital" setting (like home, work, a park, or sporting venue). 

There's 2 easy steps:  
  1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).  
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
When you call 911, stay on the phone until the 911 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up. The dispatcher will ask you about the emergency, details like your name, your location (be specific!especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone without a fixed location or address, and if the person is breathing. Remember- answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.