Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency life-saving procedure performed when the heart stops beating, by delivering artificial breaths and manual chest compressions. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest increase by two-to-three times when early, proficient CPR is performed by a bystander. 

The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services provides lay-person CPR and First Aid training. CPR classes are also available for healthcare providers. All classes incorporate the use of an automated external defibrillation training device (AED-TD). 

CPR TrainingCPR for the Average Citizen

Colerain Township residents can sign up for a FREE CPR class ($35 for non-residents). Click here to register for an upcoming class.

CPR & First Aid for NWLSD Staff and Faculty

Northwest Local School District is offering CPR & First Aid classes for staff, faculty and other employees. You can sign up for this class HERE. There is also a Saturday class for bus drivers who are interested.

Occupational Requirement

If you are interested in enrolling in a CPR class and it is required for your occupation (daycare providers, for ex.), please see your employer for your specific requirements prior to enrolling in a CPR class. Occupational CPR certification requirements differ from agency to agency, so be sure to inquire what you need specifically. Some employers will require a full healthcare provider certification while others may only require lay-person CPR. 

Please click Here to contact the Program Coordinator for questions regarding CPR and First Aid training, or email

Pat Sauerwein
CPR Program Coordinator
(513) 385-1713  


  • More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States per year, out of which 70% happen inside homes
  • Effective CPR provided by a bystander in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest can increase the chances of survival by 2x or 3x.
  • According to AHA, the bystander should push the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
  • CPR aids in maintaining vital flow of blood that to the brain and heart. It also aids in increasing the duration of electric shock provided via a defibrillator, thereby, making the process more effective.
  • If a bystander does not perform CPR, the survival chances of a victim will decrease 7% in every single minute of delay.
  • In addition to cardiac arrests, 7 million people, including children and adults suffer injuries every year in their homes or within similar environments. Use of CPR is commonly required in those medical emergencies.
  • As per studies, 45% heart attacks occur among people under 65 years of age.
  • As per AHA, 1 in 6 men and 1 in 8 women, above 45 years of age have had stroke or heart attack.
  • 90 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest die prior to reaching a hospital or medical care facility.
  • Less than 20 percent Americans are equipped to perform CPR during a medical emergency situation.( AHA Study). Are you in the 20%?


  • 0 to 4 minutes - unlikely development of brain damage
  • 4 to 6 minutes - possibility of brain damage
  • 6 to 10 minutes - high probability of brain damage
  • 10 minutes and over - probable brain damage

Sources: American Heart Association, National Institute of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention