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CPR Manual
(Updated through 1/15/03)

  • Each shift/district should have a District and Shift CPR Coordinator and alternate (Instructor or preferably an AHA Instructor trainer).
  • Shift CPR Coordinators schedule annual training, instructor teaching sessions, and review monthly expiration reports (also reviewed by District CPR Coordinator).
  • District CPR Coordinators schedule Heatlhcare Provider training with District Officers.
  • CPR Instructor Trainers/Instructors will advise District CPR Coordinator if their instructor trainer/instructor card expires within 90 days.
  • Instructor Trainers must perform skills at 100% accuracy.
  • CPR Instructors must be current AHA BLS Instructors.
  • CPR Instructors instructs Healthcare Provider, citizens CPR, and CPR for Friends and Family courses.
  • Training aids needed for classes must be forwarded to District CPR Coordinator 30 days in advance.
  • Completed course rosters for CPR classes are forwarded to EMS Administration.
  • Copies of CPR rosters must be kept on file for 2 years minimum.
  • Only Suppression personnel are required to maintain CPR card (Healthcare Provider).
  • Support personnel should contact the CPR Coordinator 30 days in advance if CPR training is needed.
  • Instructors with cards expiring in less than 6 months should sign the roster of the class they are teaching.
  • Healthcare Provider (HCP) training includes: Adult, child, and infant One/Two rescuer CPR/obstructed airway techniques.
  • Mandatory techniques for HCP include: Mouth-to-Mask ventilation, cricoid pressures, modified jaw thrust, BVM, demand valve, and AED.
  • Written test for HCP (initial or retraining) must be passed with 80% or better.
  • Instructor/Manikin/Student ratio for HCP is 1:1:6.
  • Course length for HCP is minimum of 6-8 hours (3-4 hours for retraining).
  • AHA HCP cards expire 2 years from date of issue.
  • Retraining courses require instructors to incorporate AED, airway adjuncts, demand valve, BVM, and pocket mask.
  • Initial CPR Instructor training is offered twice a year in January and July (request training with District CPR Coordinator within 90 days of class).
  • BLS Instructors/Instructor Trainers must teach a minimum of 4 courses per year with 2 being HCP courses.
  • Initial training for CPR Instructor Trainer is offered as needed.
  • To become a CPR Instructor, person must be HCP for at least 2 years.
  • Persons wishing to become a CPR Instructor will be given a copy of OCFD CPR Policies and AHA BLS HCP handbook at least 10 days before class date.
  • CPR Instructors must pass a 50 question written test with 80% or above, perform skills at 100% accuracy, and Instructor/Manikin/Student ratio must be 1:1:5 (regular student ratio is 1:1:6).
  • Retraining can be conducted up to 30 days after expiration of card (after 30 days, full course must be taken).
  • Instructor Trainers must have a minimum of 1 year as Instructor with yearly minimum courses taught.
  • The written test for Instructor Trainer retraining is optional at the discretion of Affiliate Faculty.
  • The citizen CPR program of OCFD is called the Big Push (continues year round).
  • August 1, 2001, OCFD started teaching "CPR for Friends and Family" ONLY (adult/pediatric).
  • CPR for Friends and Family offers a participation card, NOT a certification card.
  • Citizen's CPR classes must be scheduled at least 14 days in advance.
  • CPR Instructors teaching a class to citizens will NOT be assigned to a rig during class.
  • "Little Anne" manikins are used for citizen's CPR.
  • CPR inventory for station should include:2 Little Anne manikins, 10 disposable lungs, 10 face pieces, 10 manuals, 2 training videos, and 5 course rosters.
  • Citizens get to keep the CPR for Friends and Family manual.
  • The mission of the AHA (maker of Friends & Family) is to reduce death/disability caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • AHA course also teaches warning signs of heart attack and stroke.
  • The 4 major emergencies taught by AHA Friends & Family CPR course are heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO).
  • Participant/Instructor ratio for Friends & Family CPR course is 6:1, participant/makikin is 3:1.

CPR for Friends and Family Course
Module / Course Time / Areas Covered
ADULT / 1hr 44min
2hrs 2min /
  • Chain of Survival
  • Heart Attack/Cardiac Arrest
  • Stroke
  • Choking
  • Mouth-to-Mouth
  • Circulation assessment/chest compressions
  • One-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of FBAO

PEDIATRIC / 2hrs16min
2hrs 38min / Same as Adult module with addition of
  • Injury prevention

  • A "No Fee" agreement must be signed when checking out materials from FireTrainingCenter for off-duty CPR classes.
  • All supplies for district CPR manikins are ordered on EMS supply order form by the Red Shift (ordered 30 days in advance).
  • Completed course rosters are forwarded to OCFD EMS office.
  • Healthcare providers cards for citizens may be purchased from EMS Training Department at cost.
  • Instructors teaching less than 10 persons (Healthcare Provider) per year for "No Fee" can get certification cards for free.
  • Rosters for Friends and Family courses are kept my EMS Training office for minimum of 4 years.
  • Manikins are disinfected and "air-dried".
  • Station CPR manikins are to be used for citizen training and defibrillator in-services only.
  • Each district has 1 Chris Clean adult manikin with 5 face/nose pieces, 2 Resusci Baby infant manikins with 5 facepieces, 1 Resusci Junior child manikin, and 1 Little Junior child manikin.

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