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Free CPR Classes

Our community education program begins with teaching free CPR.

Did you know that 70% of all sudden cardiac arrests take place in the home? VBVRS volunteers need your help! With the free CPR and First Aid training we offer our community, you can be trained by our skilled, experienced member CPR instructors. They’ll give you the confidence to step out of your comfort zone and help someone—possibly a loved one— survive a sudden cardiac arrest.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Family & Friends® CPR teaches adult, child, and infant CPR with AED use and relief of choking. First Aid teaches general principles, trauma and medical emergency care, and what to do in environmental situations.


This class is perfect for:

  • new moms
  • church groups
  • scouts
  • babysitters
  • and anyone interested in “knowing what to do.”

Large Groups – We would love to make a quick presentation to you and invite you to a class or schedule a class at your place. Email us to make an appointment.

Also, accommodations are readily available for the hearing impaired with advanced notice. Simply contact us and let us know.

Did You Know…

In 2015, the City of Virginia Beach had 37 successful cardiac arrest conversions. This means that 37 people were able to return to their loved ones.

Hands-Only CPR

To keep you in the know before you have a chance to come in to the AHA’s Family & Friends® CPR class we provide at Station 8, please check out this resource.  It’s a great way to be introduced to Hands-Only CPR, brought to you here by your friends at VBVRS and created by the American Heart Association.

Our classes run from 9:30 am to noon and are all held at VBVRS Station 8. The station is located at 1243 Bayne Drive just beyond Fire Station 8.

To see what our free CPR class is like, take a look at this video, created for us by the City of Virginia Beach.

Plan Ahead

Here are our 2017 class dates, so see what works for you!

  • May 20
  • June 10
  • July 15
  • August 12
  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 2

Feel the Rhythm!

Maintaining the proper timing for CPR is crucial (100 compressions per minute!).  Here are some examples of songs you can use to keep the beat: