CPR for Bowie

Learn CPR – Help Save a Life

The CPR For Bowie training covers infant, child and adult CPR, as well as AED. The classes are full of hands-on practice, information, and we allow time for questions and answers. In addition to learning CPR skills, the instructors strive to make the evening entertaining and fun.

Classes are held throughout the year (current schedule below) at the Robert B. Wright Training Hall (BVFD Station 43) located at 16408 Pointer Ridge Drive, Bowie, MD 20716.  Parking is in the rear of the building.  Map to Station 43.

Types of classes available:

  • HeartSaver AED – citizens - for individuals not in the medical field (daycare providers, sports fitness instructors, etc)
  • Healthcare Provider - for individuals with direct patient care responsibilities.
  • We get many requests for First Aid Training, however, we do not teach First Aid at this time.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registrations can be made by sending an email to bowieCPR@gmail.com.   Please provide your name, date of class, type of class, your affiliation (nurse, doctor, EMT, citizen, etc.), phone number, email address, and home address, if FD- provide Station #.

Each student will receive a confirmation e-mail once enrolled in the class within 3 business days. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, you are NOT enrolled. Each class requires a minimum of 5 students, maximum of 25. If 5 students are not enrolled one day prior to the date of the class, the class will be cancelled. You will receive an e-mail if the class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

CLASS PRICES:  All class prices are $40 per student; replacement cards are $19.00/per card.  Payment is due at time of class.  Payment can be in the form of a check or money order, payable to:  BVFD – CPR for Bowie; or cash.  If paying by check, the cancelled check serves as the payment receipt for the class; if paying by cash you will receive a written receipt.  Please bring exact amount, we do not have change on the premises.

CLASS TIME/SCHEDULE:  

Class times are held from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM.  Registration begins at 6:00 - please arrive before 6:15pm for registration so we may start class promptly at 6:30pm.  If you arrive 15 minutes after the start of class - you will be asked to reschedule for another date.  If class is cancelled due to inclement weather, an update will be made to the website by 3pm.

Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to participate in the practicals that will be done on the floor.  If you have any special needs, please advise when registering.

2019 SCHEDULE:   If class is cancelled due to inclement weather, an update will be made to the website by 3pm.

       JANUARY SCHEDULE -- HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

  • Wed. Jan 10 - Heartsavers 
  • Wed. Jan 16 - Healthcare Providers
  • Wed. Jan 23 – Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

      FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

  • Wed. Feb 6 - Heartsavers 
  • Wed. Feb 13 – Healthcare Providers 
  • Wed. Feb 20 –Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

        MARCH SCHEDULE

  • Wed. Mar 6 - Heartsavers 
  • Wed. Mar 13 – Healthcare Providers
  • Wed. Mar 20 - Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

         APRIL SCHEDULE

  • Wed. Apr 3 – Heartsavers
  • Wed. Apr 10 – Healthcare Providers 
  • Wed. Apr 17 - Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

         MAY SCHEDULE

  • Wed. May 1 – Heartsavers
  • Wed. May 8 - Healthcare Providers
  • Wed. May 15 – Heartsavers
  • Wed. May 22 - Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

         JUNE SCHEDULE

  • Wed. June 5 - Healthcare Providers
  • Wed. June 12 –Healthcare Providers
  • Wed. June 19 – Healthcare Providers (VRS ONLY - you must be registered/attending VRS class)

 

THOMAS W. HAYDEN ANNUAL AWARD

In memory of Thomas W. Hayden, the BVFD has established an annual award in honor of Tom's contributions to the CPR for Bowie program and to the citizens of the City of Bowie. Tom dedicated many hours to the furthering of the CPR for Bowie program by teaching the life-saving skills to thousands of members of various fire departments, City of Bowie employees, as well as to the general public. Tom’s enthusiasm and teaching style was one that will never be forgotten or duplicated. This annual award will ensure that the legacy of EMT Thomas W. Hayden will live on.

The Thomas W. Hayden Award is given to recognize an individual(s) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty with regards to performing CPR and/or the CPR for Bowie program. (A PDF version of the rules and the nomination form can be downloaded here.)