Free CPR Classes | Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Learn to save a life in our free CPR/Stop-The-Bleed class.

Did you know that 70% of all sudden cardiac arrests take place in the home?

Know what to do.

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VBVRS offers you free CPR and First Aid training, as well as Stop The Bleed training, led by our skilled, experienced member 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 or trauma.

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

Accommodations are readily available for the hearing impaired. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS CLASS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION CLASS.

5,358 EMS calls for cardiac issues were dispatched in Virginia Beach in 2021.

Saving lives begins with you.

Our classes run from 9 am to noon.

Class dates:
January 20, 2024
February 17, 2024
March 16, 2024
April 20, 2024
May 18, 2024
June 15, 2024
July 20, 2024
August 17, 2024
September 21, 2024
October 19, 2024
November 16, 2024
December 21, 2024

VBVRS Station 8 at 1243 Bayne Drive, just beyond Fire Station 8.

This free class is perfect for:
• new parents
• 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. Email us to make an appointment at communitycpr@vbvrs.org.

To see what our free CPR class is like, watch this short video, created for us by the City of Virginia Beach.

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 help you keep the beat.

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Hands-Only CPR

To keep you in the know while you’re waiting for your class to start, 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.

CPR Class Registration

STEP 1: Select which month you'd like to register for your Free CPR Class

STEP 2 : Complete the form below

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