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Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid and CPR

Purpose: This course is designed to teach the student the basics of care and treatment of the injured person. Upon completion, the student is awarded a First Aid and CPR card from the American Red Cross, or similar organization. To see CalESAR's requirements for qualifying medical courses, please look here.

Format: Class room lectures, with labs & practice activities. (12 hours) Skills emphasized: Rescuer safety; universal precautions; scene assessment & management; primary survey; CPR; care and treatment of closed and open wounds; fractures & splinting; heat & environmental emergencies; shock; transport of the injured.

Prerequisites: None

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Must I take the exact CPR/1st Aid course listed on the training calendar? ( )

A: No. You are free to take any qualifying course at your convenience. A description of what courses qualify is described on Cal-ESAR's website at

Q: I am a physician/medic/paramedic/EMT/etc. Must I take basic CPR/1st Aid?

A: No. If you have equivalent or higher medical certification, simply fax or scan in your certificate(s) and bring them in to a Cal-ESAR meeting.

    US mail address:
    205 DeAnza Blvd., #30
    San Mateo, CA 94402


    Fax: (614) 386-7448


    email: and

Q: I have a schedule conflict and cannot make the course listed on training calendar  What do I do?

A: Please take another class at your convenience that meets the qualifications described on

Q: When must I complete my CPR/1st Aid class?

A: You need your certificates before our OES swear-in in February. In 2009, swear-in is scheduled for Wednesday Feb 4 2009

Q: Where do I send my check?

A: The course instructor. In 2009, this is

Bobbie Foster

530-265-0997 - phone/fax