American Red Cross Health & Safety

CPR/AED Learn the skills necessary to give appropriate care, regardless of the type of emergency. This course explains the emergency medical services (EMS) system, and emphasizes the need for rapid medical assistance in an emergency, and provides instruction on CPR, use of an AED, caring for shock, and more.

Basic First Aid Focuses on life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses such as seizures, stroke, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and much more.

Lifeguard Instructor Get certified to teach Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR, and more.  Instructor candidates must be 17 years old, able to test out of all Red Cross Lifeguard written and skills tests on the first day, and be comfortable presenting in front of a group using various instruction techniques. Teaching authorization is kept by teaching Red Cross Lifeguarding at least once every 2 years.

Lifeguard Training Designed for professional rescuers, babysitters, parents, & anyone interested in learning how to recognize & respond to aquatic emergencies. It is the required course to work in California as a lifeguard at a swimming pool or water play area. Through combination of classroom lessons, videos, and in-water skill sessions, participants will learn overall what it takes to prevent aquatic injuries & respond to emergencies.

CPR (Dates announced soon)
Basic First Aid (Dates announced soon)
Lifeguarding (Dates announced soon)
Lifeguarding Refresher (Dates announced soon)
Red Cross Wilderness (Dates announced soon)

Most Courses Held at Almaden Valley Athletic Club (Red Cross Wilderness Held at Vasona Park)

Instructor Jeff Griffith-Jones, AVAC General Manager & Red Cross Instructor Trainer

CPR | Members $50, Non-Members $60
First Aid | Members $50, Non-Members $60
Lifeguarding Instructor | Members $315, Non-Members $350
Lifeguarding | Members $295, Non-Members $315
Lifeguarding Refresher | Members $195, Non-Members $215
Red Cross Wilderness | Members $150, Non-Members $175


For more information, email Jeff here.
Members, click here to register.
Guests, click here to register.

Full refund for cancellations made 2 days prior to class. $65 cancellation fee for Lifeguarding course and $10 cancellation fee for CPR/First Aid on cancellations made within 48 hours of course.