All classes are held at the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters at 5 Weaver Street. If you have questions please see our Classes FAQs below, or send us an email at email@example.com, or call (914) 722 - 2288.
We offer the following classes:
Heart Saver - CPR for the non professional
Intended Audience - Everyone
Learn CPR, the use of an AED, and choking rescue for adults, children, and infants During this class you will learn how to provide effective CPR, how to use an AED and choking rescue for adults, children, and infants. You will also learn the 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival:
- Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system
- Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions
- Rapid defibrillation with the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
- Effective advanced life support
- Integrated post-cardiac arrest care
A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.
The cost is $45 for each participant and you will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.
Basic Life Support - CPR for the professional rescuer
Intended Audience - The Professional Rescuer
Identical content as the Heart Saver class but with the addition of a 1/2 hour of topics oriented towards the professional rescuer. If you are a professional rescuer, you will want to take this class.
The cost is $85 for each participant.
Frequently Asked Questions (Click a question below to view the answer)
Can private group CPR/AED training sessions be arranged?
Yes, private group training is available. SVAC has provided CPR classes, for families, civic groups and businesses. If you are interested in setting up a private group training class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the minimum age for taking the CPR/AED course offered by SVAC?
While there is no official minimum age we recommend that participants be at least 12 years old.
Do I need any medical training before I take the CPR/AED course offered by SVAC?
SVAC courses are designed for anyone with limited or no medical training. They are also for individuals who need a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements.
Will I receive a course completion certification?
Yes, after successfully completing the course you will receive an American Heart Certification valid for two years.
Will I have to do "Mouth to Mouth" resuscitation as a part of the class?
Rescue breathing is taught during the class but you will not have to perform "Mouth to Mouth" resuscitation.
Do I have to be a Scarsdale resident to take the CPR class?
The CPR class is open to everyone regardless of where you reside.