The YMCA offers a variety of American Red Cross certifications to help keep you safe. These sessions are ideal for employers training staff to handle on-the-job hazards, for outdoor leaders, or for individuals who want to be competent — and confident — in emergency situations.
The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies. This course also prepares individuals for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others. The Basic Water Rescue course does not provide participants with all the knowledge and skills needed to be certified as a lifeguard.
This 30+-hour course, when successfully completed, provides a two-year American Red Cross certification as well as First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Course Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 15 years old by the time of the last course; swim 300 yards continuously; and swim 20 yards, retrieve a10-lb. brick, and tread water for two minutes.
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
Classes are held each Tuesday, morning or evening, based on registration. Call to reserve your spot today. 207-795-4095
To provide youth, ages 11-15, who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.