The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.
Since 1959 proudly serving the Town of Blooming Grove and the Village of Washingtonville.

Training Center

Learn CPR
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The Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BGVAC) Training Center will be offering monthly American Heart Association courses at its bay. These classes are open to the general public, and emergency response personnel. The Ambulance Corps provides these classes at a nominal, affordable charge. All classes taught on-site at the ambulance bay are taught by volunteer instructors.

Students may provide their own face masks for those courses requiring face masks. If students do not bring a face mask to each session, they must purchase a face mask from the training center for $15.

All courses will be held at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Ambulance Corps bay at 7 North Street in Washingtonville (next to the Stewarts Ice Cream Shop).

When will classes be given?

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Class Date and Time Instructor(s) To signup:
Health Care Provider (for new students) Saturday August 26th 9am-1pm Dave Moskowitz SignUp
HeartSaver CPR / AED With First Aid Wednesday August 30th 5pm-10pm Dave Moskowitz SignUp
Health Care Provider (for new students) Wednesday September 13th 6pm-10pm Dave Moskowitz SignUp
Health Care Provider (for new students) Friday September 29th 9am-1pm Dave Moskowitz SignUp

What classes are offered?

AHA means the course is developed and administered through the American Heart Association. ASHI means the course is developed and administered through the American Safety and Health Institute.

Classes for the General Community:

CPR for Family and Friends (AHA)

Description: The CPR for Friends and Family course targets all lay rescuers, such as school children, family members of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, and other laypersons who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones. The course teaches rescue skills in Hands-Only CPR for adults, CPR with rescue breaths for children and infants, basic AED use and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). NO certification card is given with this course.

Class duration: 2 hours
Enrollment Fee: $20.00
Card given: Course Completion Card
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HS CPR and AED with First Aid (AHA)

Description: The Heartsaver CPR and AED with First Aid option class provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The course also provides inviduals and corporations with a complete health and safety training solution for First Aid, CPR (Adult, Child and Infant) and AED. The Heartsaver First Aid Course has been developed using the same evidence-based process as all American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses. Course Description The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive.

Class duration: 5 hours
Enrollment Fee: $60.00 + $15 for face mask.
Card given: AHA HS First Aid CPR / AED Certification
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BLS Heartsaver (AHA)

Description: This entry-level course offers guidelines for one-rescuer adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The course includes information on first aid for choking. Other topics covered are the Chain of Survival, normal heart and lung anatomy and function, how to recognize a heart attack, stroke warning signs, and recommendations for prudent heart living.

Class duration: 3 hours
Enrollment Fee: $40.00 + $15 for face mask.
Card given: AHA Heartsaver Certification
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HS First Aid (AHA)

Description: The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The course also provides corporations with a complete health and safety training solution for First Aid, CPR and AED. The Heartsaver First Aid Course has been developed using the same evidence-based process as all American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses. Course Description The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The course also provides a complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult CPR and AED.

Class duration: 2 hours
Enrollment Fee: $30.00
Card given: AHA HS First Aid Certification
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Classes for the EMS and Healthcare Providers:

BLS Healthcare Provider (AHA)

Description: The BLS Healthcare Provider course is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. The content of this course includes adult and pediatric CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction, and two-rescuer CPR. The course contains new information on barrier devices, stroke, and automated external defibrillation, including a new algorithm for use of automated external defibrillators.

Class duration: 4 hours
Enrollment Fee: $65.00 + $15 for face mask.
Card given: AHA HealthCare Provider Certification
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Bloodborne Pathogens

Description: This program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. Participants are introduced to precautionary practices that are recommended by organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Class duration: 2 hours
Enrollment Fee: $25.00
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Basic First Aid + Emergency Oxygen Administration (ASHI)

Description: Properly applied first aid can save lives, reduce recovery time and quite possibly mean the difference between temporary disability or lifelong disability for the victim. Program participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Crucial information about how to deal with emergencies like shock, burns, strains, strokes and seizures is shared. This class also provides information for complying with the FDA requirement for training in oxygen administration. This class is beneficial for laypersons and medical professionals providing step-by-step instructions for oxygen administration.

Class duration: 5 hours
Enrollment Fee: $30.00
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Healthcare Provider Recertification (AHA)

Description: This course is intended for those who already hold a valid Professional CPR certification card and wish to renew it. AHA recommends renewal every two years.

Class duration: 3 hours
Enrollment Fee: $40.00, (face mask required, $15 purchase fee if attendee needs mask)
Card given: AHA HealthCare Provider Certification
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CPR Instructor (AHA)

No classes currently scheduled

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If you are a ... and you want to ... then you should enroll for ...
Healthcare provider (Physician, EMT, Nurse, Lifeguard, Paramedic, respiratory phyiscal or occupational therapist, physicians assistants, etc.) learn CPR and Heimlich BLS Healthcare Provider
Healthcare provider (Physician, EMT, Nurse, Lifeguard, Paramedic, respiratory phyiscal or occupational therapist, physicians assistants, etc.) recertify your AHA CPR card BLS Healthcare Provider Recertification
Lay person (employees in the workplace, daycare employees, babysitters, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, etc) learn CPR and Heimlich for your job or just general knowledge BLS Heartsaver
Lay person, such as school child, family member of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, and other layperson to learn rescue skills for loved ones CPR for Family and Friends
Lay person or healthcare provider to learn basic first aid skills Basic First Aid

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How do I enroll?

The preferred way to sign up is to click the signup link of the class you wish to attend. Complete the signup form and you will receive a confirmation eMail.

Please note that active members of BGVAC should signUp by indicating their attendance on the homepage of EMSchedPlus.

Or, you may contact the Blooming Grove Training Center by eMailing us at bgvac@frontiernet.net to enroll.

We will provide course materials to each student at the beginning of the class. All students must pay the course enrollment fee by check at the start of the class. Cash cannot be accepted for payment. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled or postponed by the training center. If the course requires a mask, the student may supply their own or purchase one from the Training Center when they begin the class. Masks cost $15.

Expect your course completion card in three to four weeks after you complete the class.


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