Free CPR Training in New York City from the FDNY

The Fire Department of New York offers free CPR training in New York  City.  The 45 minute classes, called “CPR-To Go” are held once a month at different public libraries around the city.  CPR certification isn’t provided; instead the “primary goal is to raise awareness of the important of immediate action in response to sudden cardiac arrest”.

FDNY CPR Training UnitBesides invaluable knowledge that might enable you to save someone’s life, you’ll receive a CPR training kit that includes an inflatable training dummy and DVD.

Follow this link to sign up for a class.

FDNY Training at Your Location

If you have a group of 6 or more people and an open space, you can arrange a time for the FDNY to provide CPR-To Go training at your location.  The location must be non-residential – a gym, cafeteria, hall or conference room – so unfortunately you can’t host CPR parties at your home.

Training at New York Sports Clubs

The FDNY used to provide CPR-To Go classes at New York Sports Clubs, however contrary to the FDNY’s own web site, that program was suspended in 2010.  CPR-To Go classes are no longer held at NYSC.