Illinois Fire Service Institute


ECSI CPR/AED/First Aid: In-Person : 1.00-3.00 Hours

Course Description

COVID-19 Update: We have resumed offering this course with several modifications to maximize the safety of our students and instructors (see COVID-19 Safety Notice). Please email if you have any questions!



Intended Audience:

The ECSI, CPR, AED, and First Aid class is intended for those wanting to learn about basic life-saving skills and techniques to deal with acute emergencies. It covers CPR and AED, as well as First-Aid. First Aid topics include traumatic emergency (bleeding control, splinting, etc.), medical emergency (chest pain, seizure, etc.), or environmental emergency (heatstroke, hypothermia, etc.). Our classes are taught using course materials from the 7th edition (the latest edition) guidelines from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). 


Students will receive an in-depth pocket guide textbook at the beginning of the class to have access to the information after the class. 


Registration and Payment:

Registration for the class must be done through the buttons below. The cost of the course is $25 per student.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive an invoice from IFSI. This can be paid through your student account, calling IFSI to pay via credit card, or sending a check to the address listed on the invoice


Until further notice, all IEMS classes will take place at the Illinois Fire service Institute (11 Gerty Dr. Champaign, IL 61820).



If you should choose to cancel your CPR class, please e-mail IEMS at and let us know as soon as possible. IEMS reserves the right to charge for the class if you do not notify us in writing at least 24 hours before the class begins. Please note that classes in which less than 4 students are enrolled 24 hours before the course will be rescheduled for a later date; as such, please do not sign up for a course the day before you need your certification.


COVID-19 Safety Notice:

All students and instructors will be required to:

- Wear a face-covering upon arrival at class location

- Maintain 6 feet distancing

- Screen themselves for symptoms and temperature at the entrance of the class

- STAY HOME and RESCHEDULE if experiencing any potential symptoms** of COVID-19 or had recent contact with an infected individual


 How will the course be modified?

- Each class will be capped at 6 students to ensure enough space to socially distance

- Each student will receive individual equipment and be offered a pair of disposable gloves if desired

All equipment will be thoroughly decontaminated before and after each student

- No mouth-based ventilations will be practiced; rather, a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) will be used to simulate

- All procedures (with the exception of CPR) will be performed on oneself to maintain social distancing




Group Classes:

Interested in arranging a class for a UIUC department, group, or organization? Contact



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There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact LAURIE BRAUER

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact LAURIE BRAUER or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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