Mentor Fire offers a variety of life-saving courses for groups and organizations – many of which are free! For more information please contact Mentor Fire Department – Public Education at 440-974-5768
Seconds are crucial when a fire starts, the following courses will give you an understanding of how to prepare for a fire emergency whether at home or at work:
- Fire Extinguisher Hands on Training (50 minutes) This training gives the student the basic understanding that different types of extinguishers exist should only be used for certain fires and when and how to safely use them. This is hands on training with student discharging the extinguisher. We do not use live fire. Fire extinguisher rental required.
- Emergency Evacuation Planning (50-minute course) FREE This training is best suited for businesses and offers ideas about what to do in different types of emergencies from fire, natural disasters, to active shooters. Site specific conversations about emergency procedures and a site walk-thru usually take place.
- Home Safety Survey (varies) FREE This is available to residents that may need suggestions on how they can make their residence more fire safe. A checklist is available if resident wants to go thru it on their own or with a fire professional.
- Wildlands (50-minute course) FREE This is awareness training of the causes of wildlands fires and the devastation that the careless handling of open flames can have during our dry seasons.
LIFE SAVING SKILLS
Medical Emergencies can happen without warning, the following courses will give you the knowledge and skills to help save a life:
- 911 Dispatch / Hands Only CPR / AED Awareness (50-minute course) FREE This presentation offers how to provide essential information when calling 911, starting CPR and using an automated external defibrillator. No certification is given.
- American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR (3.5-hour course) $35/resident $45/non-resident This CPR course is ideal for the lay public. It covers adult, child infant CPR. AED use for adult child and infant. Relieving choking for the adult, child and infant patient. Upon successful skill completion a 2 year certification is awarded.
- American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid (8.5-hour course) $50/resident $60/non-resident. This course is a continuation of the Heartsaver CPR coursework and covers what to do for basic medical emergencies and physical injuries. Upon completion student receives a certification good for 2 years.
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (4.5-hour course) $35/resident $45/non-resident This CPR course is ideal for the medical professional. It covers adult, child infant CPR. AED use for adult child and infant. Reliving choking for the adult, child and infant patient. The basic difference in this and the Heartsaver course is the focus on prehospital and in hospital care as a team and airway use. Upon successful skill completion and passing a written test, student will earn a 2 year certification.
- Stop the Bleed (30 minutes) Free This empowering training, teaches the student the essential skills of how to stop a life-threatening bleed using direct pressure and how to apply a tourniquet. No certification is given.
WATER SAFETY AWARENESS
Most water-related accidents can be avoided through awareness and following a few simple guidelines:
- Ice Safety Awareness (time varies) FREE This training is aimed at drawing awareness and self-rescue techniques to residents that live near water that freezes annually.
- Coastal Water Awareness (time varies) FREE This training is aimed at drawing awareness to dangerous surf conditions along our coastline and learning self-rescue techniques.