Training Classes

CPR and First Aid Classes

The Sparrow Eaton Hospital EMS Department, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, frequently offers a CPR and First Aid class.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 480,000 American adults die of a heart attack or its complications.  About half of these deaths result from sudden cardiac arrest, an early complication of some heart attacks that can occur within seconds – even before emergency personnel arrive. Too many times victims die from these complications because bystanders don’t know what to do.

Class participants learn adult, child, and infant CPR, and how to use the automated external defibrillator, as well as precautions for bloodborne pathogens and emergency steps to take when sudden illness or injury occurs. A two-year American Heart Association certification card is issued. This course meets State of Michigan requirements for those who work in childcare and group homes, or who need professional certifications for job requirements.

Contact Dan Sowles at or call 517-541-5912 for more information about classes and a list of upcoming dates.