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Community Classes

Operation C.A.R.E.
"Citizens Aiding in Response to Emergencies"

Gainesville Fire Rescue offers a series of community education classes including American Heart Association BLS, CPR, and First Aid for students, professionals, employees, and citizens of Gainesville and the surrounding area.
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS), which covers adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as the use of an AED (automatic external defibrillator), is our most popular course.

Classes Offered
Friends and Family CPR FREE during EMS Week
Heartsaver CPR  (for non-professionals) $ 50
BLS for Healthcare Provider $ 65 (Add $25 if First Aid is included)
Heartsaver Plus (CPR, AED, and First Aid) $ 75
Core Instructor Course As Needed
Advanced Cardiac Life Support $ 175 (Offered Quarterly)
First Responder (40 hour course)

$250 (As Needed)


Regularly scheduled classes are held on alternating Saturdays throughout the year.  See Schedule below. 
Class Schedule
August 24th, 2013  (Just added) BLS Healthcare Provider
 BLS/CPR classes are held from 9 AM - 2 PM. First Aid class is offered afterward.

Registration hours are Mon - Thu 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We are closed on Fridays. Payment by phone is accepted by calling (352)334-5024.

Please fill out this Registration form and mail to:
Gainesville Fire Rescue
1026 NE 14th Steet
Gainesville, FL 32601
Registration hours are Mon - Thu 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We are closed on Fridays


Payment is accepted as follows:

A.  Mail Check with Registration Payable to City of Gainesville
B.  Credit Card by Phone 352-334-5024
C.  Cash or Check Accepted at 1026 NE 14th Street


Classes are held at Gainesville Fire Rescue Training Bureau located at 1026 NE 14th Street near Citizens Field and the MLK Center off of NE Waldo Road.

To be admitted to class, all students must have a receipt confirming payment.

Class size is limited, so register well in advance. Also note, that if minimum attendance requirements are not met class will be rescheduled.  Please contact GFR Training Bureau for space availability at (352)334-5075. 

Cancellation policy: If you can not attend the class, you must notify us in advance to qualify for a refund. For a full refund, your class book must be returned unopened. Another option: With advance notice, you may either send someone in your place or you may reschedule. Without advance notice, all fees are forfeited.
Specific requests for on-site training can be scheduled and we can provide instruction at your facility based on your needs.