CPR Training Information

At Three Rivers Ambulance Authority we believe that the more people we can train in CPR, the more prepared for emergency situations everyone will be. The first links in the American Heart Association’s Chain of Survival are recognizing that there is an emergency, notifying 911 and early CPR. The public is a key player in this Chain of Survival and knowing how to perform CPR is crucial in helping a victim survive a cardiac arrest.

In order to allow more people in the area to become certified, we regularly offer CPR Courses at minimal cost for the public, healthcare providers and other companies. On the first Wednesday of every month there is a scheduled CPR course of some type. In “even months” (February, April, June, August, October, and December), a BLS Healthcare Provider Course is offered from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm. In “odd months” (January, March, May, July, September and November), a Heartsaver CPR for the lay person is offered from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All courses are taught at our facility located at 525 Hayden Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

All of our AHA Courses are taught by American Heart Association (AHA) Certified Instructors or our Training Center Faculty. Please contact us to sign up for a course, request a course at your facility or simply request more information at: cprinfo@traa-ems.com.

We look forward to assisting you in the future!

Frequently Asked Questions

All AHA Courses (Heartsaver CPR and BLS Healthcare Provider), except the Core Instructor Program, are $25.00 per student. This includes class time, a book and your CPR Card.

We are at 525 Hayden Street in Fort Wayne, IN. This is approximately 2 blocks south of downtown Fort Wayne.

Heartsaver CPR: This is a Course for non-healthcare personnel. This course is taken most by Daycare employees, teachers and other non-medical persons. It includes CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant as well as the AED and choking. Click here for more information.

BLS Healthcare Provider: This is a Course for healthcare personnel. This course is required for anyone in the medical field and is taken by nurses, EMS personnel, doctors, students going into the healthcare field and often firemen. This Course covers the same items as the Heartsaver CPR Course but goes more in-depth. Click here for more information.

All regularly scheduled CPR Courses are four (4) hour courses.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is taught from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the first Wednesday of “even” months.

Heartsaver CPR for the layperson is taught from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on the first Wednesday of “odd” months.


For the Heartsaver CPR there is not a written test, but there is a skills evaluation for certification.

For the BLS Healthcare Provider there is both a written test and a skills evaluation for certification.

We guarantee you will receive your card within three (3) weeks of successfully completing a Course.

AHA Certifications are good for 2 years and expire on the last day of the month of expiration.

We can print a new card for you, at the cost of a card if you know when you took the course and where. The cost of a replacement card for the BLS Healthcare Provider course is $3.00 and the cost of a replacement card for the Heartsaver CPR course is $17.00.

Check the CPR Training Calendar to see when courses are scheduled, then simply send an email to cprinfo@traa-ems.com with a request to be added to a class. Questions may be sent to this email also for follow up. All we need is your name and a telephone number to sign you up for a Course.

You may come in and pay our Administrative Assistant/HR Assistant at anytime and pick up the book for your Course. You may also pay the day you attend class, however, you will not receive your book until class day.