Free Courses

Keystone Community Rescue wants you to be prepared for an emergency. We are proud to offer these courses to community members and organizations and will gladly teach a free class along with a certification class as part of a day of training. For more information, please complete a course request form.



Hands-Only CPR 2017

Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute, such as the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive".

Family & Friends CPR

The American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR is a video-based, classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR in an instructor-led group environment with hands-on practice. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card. We will teach you to perform hands-only CPR, though rescue breathing is discussed. Family & Friends CPR covers adult, child, and infant CPR, and how to use an AED. This course is great for community groups, family members, caregivers, students, and others interested in learning how to save a life. We offer this course for free as a service to the community. The adult CPR section lasts about an hour, as does the child and infant section.

Family & Friends CPR includes AED training

Family & Friends CPR includes AED training


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Captain Payne explains a new interactive training program called “You are the Help Until Help Arrives,” created to empower people to help others around them in those first few minutes after an emergency occurs, before professional responders can reach those in need.

Until Help Arrives

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. YOU are the help, until help arrives.

This 3 hour course will teach you how to use simple skills to save lives. You will learn to effectively communicate with 9-1-1 operators and stay safe during an emergency. And you will be able to help others by learning to stop life-threatening bleeding, position the injured person and even provide emotional support.

YOU are the help, until help arrives!

YOU are the help, until help arrives!

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Responding to a T.H.R.E.A.T.

This brief video from the American College of Surgeons provides first responders with an overview of recommended response and bleeding control protocol in the event of a mass casualty event.

"Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. It is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus™. More information can be found at

Stop the Bleed

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding rapidly could die within mere minutes, so it is important to recognize and stop severe bleeding as soon as possible. We will give you hands-on training in simple life-saving techniques.

This course will teach you how to recognize when bleeding is severe. You will learn how to stop life-threatening blood loss by applying direct pressure, using a tourniquet, or packing the wound. This free course lasts 1.5 hours and is approved for EMS Continuing Education. You can read about why this course is so important and how it has been used to save lives in this article from The New Yorker.

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