First Aid & Safety

Three ways to register:  

  • Register in person at the Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
  • Contact: Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 to register over the phone with a credit card.
  • Online Registration Available at:
    Refund policy: Refund requests made prior to the start date of a program will be cheerfully given
    less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Recreation & Parks are not subject to the 5% refund fee.
    Activenet online registration processing fees are non-refundable.

PFFD LogoThese programs are taught by the Park Forest Fire Department.  

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Safe Babysitter's Training and Certification
The Park Forest Fire Department will be teaching the American Red Cross babysitting
skills and more. Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and
techniques that every babysitter should have. This course is designed with that principle in mind
and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes
cover include: Basic Care for Infants and Children, Basic First Aid, Fire Safety, Child Behavior,
Age-Appropriate Activities, Emergency Protocols, Professionalism and Leadership.

Ages 10-15       $20      5 days
Park Forest Library - Ringering Room, 400 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, IL

24004-01   M-F     10 am-1 pm    July 16-20  (Registration deadline:  July 11)

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CPR Classes - (Basic Heartsave CPR Class & BLS Healthcare Providers CPR Class)

Why Learn CPR?
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
occur in the United States. When aperson has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately
getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital
cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can
double or triple a person's chance of survival.  

Be the Difference for Someone You Love
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of
someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
happen in homes.Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospitalcardiac
arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

Basic Heartsaver CPR
The Basic Heartsaver CPR class is intended for anyone with little or no medical training who requires a course
completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can
also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

Ages 18 & Older     $40     1 day_________________
Park Forest Fire Department, 156 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, IL

14105-01    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    March 17            (Registration deadline: March 14)
14105-02    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    May 19               (Registration deadline: May 16)
14105-03    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    July 21                (Registration deadline:  July 18)
14105-04    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    September 15     (Registration deadline:  September 12)
14105-05    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    November 17      (Registration deadline:  November 14)

BLS Healthcare Providers CPR
The BLS Healthcare Providers CPR class is intended for Healthcare Professionals who may require a
completion card for their job. Topics include CPR and AED, Basic or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support,
Stroke training, and more.

Ages 18 & Older     $50     1 day_________________
Park Forest Fire Department, 156 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest, IL

14106-01    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    March 17           (Registration deadline: March 14)
14106-02    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    May 19              (Registration deadline: May 16)
14106-03    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    July 21               (Registration deadline:  July 18)
14106-04    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    September 15    (Registration deadline:  September 12)
14106-05    Saturday    9 am-12 pm    November 17     (Registration deadline:  November 14)