Certification Classes

CPR, First Aid, Babysitter Certification Classes

The Scottsdale Fire Department offers CPR and First Aid certification classes for the community.

All classes are offered at Scottsdale Fire Headquarters at 8401 E. Indian School Rd.

Class sizes are a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Registration for certification classes is completed through Leisure Education. 
Register here links to external site.  Or call 480-312-7957.

Basic CPR/AED and First Aid Combination Class


This course is intended for community members and people who do not work in the healthcare field but are required to or just desire to have CPR/AED and First Aid knowledge and skills. It is ideal for employee emergency response teams, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents and babysitters. CPR instruction will include infant, child and adult.

There will be no classes in 2021.  Check back for 2022 schedule.
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

CPR for Professionals


This course is intended for healthcare providers, first responders, and professional rescuers in and outside the hospital or for those needing professional level basic life support training as a job requirement.

There will be no classes in 2021.  Check back for 2022 schedule. 

Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hands-Only CPR


Become a lifesaver with free hands-only CPR presentations.

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help

When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

Get more information about Hands-Only CPR from the American Heart Association.

You can request a CPR awareness class for your group or organization.

If you do not require a certification and would like to schedule a mouth-to-mouth certification class for an organization or group at our headquarters, request one here.

Child & Babysitter Safety


This course is designed for young adults who will be babysitting or providing child and infant care. The program will teach the importance of responsibility, recognizing an emergency, emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, water safety, infant care, and also basic first aid and choking management. Many experts feel that fourteen (14) is generally an appropriate age to begin babysitting, but maturity, responsibility and the ability to react effectively in case of an emergency must always be considered regardless of age. The age range is 12-17.

Class if from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with a break for lunch. Please bring a sack lunch.

DATES (Subject to change):
June 12
July 31
Nov. 13 (Date Change)

For more information on certification classes, please call 480-312-8000.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Fire Department

Witzeman Public Safety Building
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
General Information: 480-312-8000
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 480-312-8911
Email: fire@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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