Illinois Fire Service Institute


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Illini Union Mezzanines
1401 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-9492

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 6 PM

Illini Emergency Medical Services

Hands Only CPR with AED

COVID-19 Update: As of June 2020, we have resumed offering this course with the addition of several added safety precautions. Please see our safety notice for more details. Until further notice, all CPR classes will only be offered at the Illinois Fire Service Institute.


Intended Audience 

The Hands-Only CPR and AED class is intended for individuals who do not have previous CPR/AED training or want a refresher course. HO CPR is a simplified and effective form of resuscitation which emphasizes the importance of chest compressions. Immediate CPR through chest compressions can double or triple a person's chance of survival, which makes it a vital skill to know. This class covers how to approach an unresponsive person, call for help, initiate CPR, and how to apply and use an AED when one becomes available. This course doesn't give any certification, it is just basic training. 


Registration and Payment

Registration: Organizations or departments interested in creating a group class must email After completion of a course agreement, a private class will be set up. Classes typically last ~1 hour. 


Payment: The organization or department that sets up the class will be billed through their CFOPAL number for the whole group. The cost is $8/student.


COVID-19 Safety Notice:

The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. As such,

All students and instructors will be required to wear a mask (will not be provided) upon arrival at IFSI and maintain 6 feet distancing when possible. Each student will be provided a pair of new gloves prior to the course which must remain on throughout the duration of the course. All equipment will be thoroughly decontaminated between each student, as well as before and after each class. Any student without a mask will not be allowed to enter the IFSI premises. In addition, all students will be subjected to temperature and symptom screening.

Any student who has had known contact with an individual positive for COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks, recent travel history, or is exhibiting any signs and symptoms of Illness (including but not limited to Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fever, Chills, Muscle pain, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell) should not and will not be permitted to attend. If any of the above criteria are met (regarding potential exposure or signs of COVID-19), please email IEMS.



If individuals in the group choose to cancel their participation in the CPR class, please have them e-mail IEMS at and let us know as soon as possible. IEMS reserves the right to still charge for that person if they do not notify us in writing at least 24 hours before the class begins.

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Who can I contact for questions I have?

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Champaign, IL 61820
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