Why Learn CPR?

One in seven of us will witness a sudden cardiac arrest in our lifetime.

Our Mission

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To reduce premature death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, sudden cardiac events and drownings in greater Polk County, Florida.

Citizen CPR (CCPR) offers CPR instruction to fit your needs. We offer basic and professional level certification instruction. Certification and non-certification classes are available for groups of 6 or more.

Review our calendar, and register online for upcoming classes like:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED First Aid Combo
  • BLS Provider
  • Skills Checks
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Family & Friends
  • Automated External Defibrillator

First Aid

This CPR and first aid training course will provide you with adult CPR and standard first aid information to get you on your way to meeting all the requirements for certification. You will learn the appropriate skills and techniques to handle a variety…

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Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED

This CPR certification course includes the latest American Heart Association ECC guidelines on how to provide Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). You will learn the distinctions of how to…

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CPR/AED First Aid Combo

An injury can happen anywhere and at any time. Don’t you want to be prepared in the case of an emergency situation? CPR & First Aid Training can prepare you with the essential tools and knowledge to save a life at any time. Take the first step…

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Our Community

Saving Lives with CPR and AEDS since 1985.

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“Several years ago, I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and I still wake up each day grateful and happy to be alive and well. Surviving was possible only because people nearby knew and provided immediate CPR until an AED was secured and I was successfully zapped. My luck in surviving can soon change from a rare event to a frequent happening as more and more people learn CPR.”

Dr. Rico Rich

Retired Physician, Board Member, and Survivor

Be someone’s hero and learn CPR. The life you save might be someone you love. More than 65% of CPR is performed by a bystander and more than 70% of sudden cardiac arrests occur in or near home.

Harvey Craven

Board Chairman

Citizen CPR is an integral part of our community and plays a vital role in educating Polk County about cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death. The education that they provide enables individuals to learn bystander CPR and saves lives every day! We appreciate the programs they offer on campus at Lakeland Regional Health.

Kara Bailey

Chest Pain Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Lakeland Regional Health

First responder’s repeatedly see the benefits of Citizen’s CPR on the emergency scenes they encounter. Many times, non-emergency workers have called 911, initiated CPR and in some cases provided automatic external defibrillation as a result of what they learned from this organization! This added level of training and awareness in our community serves to increase the success of advanced life-saving measures performed by firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics.

Shane Reynolds

Rescue Chief Lakeland Fire Department


This Week’s Training Classes

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Email: citizencpr@msn.com