Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs Q4

4. Does the Fire and Rescue Department teach CPR or first aid?

Unfortunately, while in the past the Fire and Rescue Department taught CPR to many citizen groups, this program is no longer available. However, the American Red Cross continues to present excellent classes in both first aid and CPR. Call the Fairfax / Falls Church Office of the American Red Cross at 703-964-0004 for information on health and safety classes or register online at In addition, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) teaches CPR as part of their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum. For information about the college, call the Fairfax campus is 703-323-3000, and for additional information on NOVA's EMT program call 703-323-3037.

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