First aid classes will get you ready for emergencies.

Training in water safety prevents many accidents.

Health and Safety Services

Based in communities across the nation, Red Cross instructors each year certify an average of 7 million people in Red Cross health and safety courses, which include Red Cross CPR, first aid, lifeguard training, and swimming.
These courses in turn help make our communities healthier, safer places to live. Red Cross chapters provide instructors for the workplace to teach employees these courses and others such as back injury prevention and stress management.

  • Red Cross Health & Safety workers in the community may also offer –
  • Blood pressure screening, referral, and follow-up.
  • Red Cross first aid stations at public events.
  • Red Cross home health care courses.
  • Red Cross home heath aide training.
  • Red Cross babysitter training.
  • Red Cross training for child care providers.
  • Red Cross first aid and water safety education – like Longfellow’s Whale Tales and Basic Aid Training (BAT) – to school-age children through teachers, camp counselors, scout leaders, and others.

Courses currently offered
by the Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross

Most courses are available either through our office or we can send an instructor out to your facility. For more information about conducting classes at your business please e-mail us.

Please select the appropriate program below for the Community Course Schedule.

First Aid/CPR/AED

American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED programs are designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with the skills that can save a life. Some courses available under the First Aid/CPR/AED program are:

  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • First Aid

Red Cross Preparedness programs in first aid, CPR and AED are available for any age and can be tailored to the needs of specific groups or individuals. Whether you work with children, want training for employees, are a professional rescuer, or simply want to know how to help someone in an emergency, the American Red Cross has a program for you.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer

The CPR for the Professional Rescuer course teaches a variety of skills including one- or two-rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve mask for ventilating victims, and how to respond to special situations such as drowning.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission (PDT) complies with revised OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, 29 CFR part 1910.1030. Employees learn how bloodborne pathogens are spread and how to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls; using engineering controls and personal protective equipment, practicing good personal hygiene and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies; and to recognize, report and follow up on employee exposures to infectious materials.


The HIV/AIDS Program helps people take steps to prevent the spread of HIV. The HIV/AIDS Program provides the opportunity to openly discuss the facts about HIV and AIDS and personalize the fact so they become more meaningful. Our Program also helps maintain a supportive and productive work environment for everyone and helps businesses meet the need for reliable, factual information about HIV and AIDS.

Babysitter Training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course is to provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. The training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism; basic care; safety and safe play; and first aid.

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross training makes learning fun and easy. Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, you’ll learn:

  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills – in the water and on land
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR – to help you prepare for any emergency
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons


The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program is a comprehensive training program that teaches people to swim and help them be safe in, on or around water. The program includes swimming courses for all age groups and abilities. It also includes a variety of presentations and courses to help teach all age groups how to enjoy the water safely – and to take effective action if an emergency does occur. The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program consists of the following:

  • Six levels of Learn to Swim
  • Parent and Child Aquatics
  • Water safety courses and presentations
  • Water Safely Instructor course

Instructor Training

You can help the Red Cross save lives. Become a health and safety instructor. Please contact us for more information on becoming an instructor in any of our programs.