Public Education

To help fulfill our mission statement we provide numerous training opportunities to the public.

Fire Extinguisher Training

We offer Fire Extinguisher training to businesses within our coverage area. Contact Fire Prevention Captain Mark Miller via phone 419-289-6511 or email for scheduling and further information. 

Fire Safety Lectures  

We are more than happy to perform a fire safety speech at your home, business, classroom, or event. We can adapt this speech to the correct age and circumstances as needed. We can even bring apparatus (fire trucks, ambulances, etc.) if manpower allows. Please contact the fire station for scheduling and further information. 



Infant and Child Car Seat Installation and Inspection 

The Ashland Fire Department has multiple Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians. They have completed 40 hours of instruction, practical evaluation, and continuing education. The technicians are available to demonstrate proper car seat installation and to inspect your infant/child car seat. Please contact the fire department at 419-289-6511 and ask to speak to a car seat technician to schedule an appointment or to ask questions regarding your child's car seat. 

CPR / First Aid Training  

We currently offer a number of different American Heart Association CPR certification, re-certification and first aid training courses. Due to COVID-19, classes held will utilize blended and eLearning. Students are encouraged to visit and purchase the appropriate course they need. After completion of the online portion, contact Ashland Fire at 419-289-6511, ask to speak with EMS Capt Tyler Smith or a CPR Instructor to set up a day and time for you to complete the hands-on skills test portion. Students who successfully complete the online course and skills session, will receive either a Heartsaver CPR AED, First Aid, or a BLS CPR Course Completion card, valid for two years.  All courses are provided at the Ashland Fire Station, 274 Cleveland Ave., Ashland, OH 44805. Please contact the Ashland Fire Department with any additional questions or concerns.

If you need to schedule a class for your business or group, please contact EMS Captain Tyler Smith at 419-289-6511 or email him at The division reserves the right to cancel any class with less than 24 hour notice. If this should happen, we will attempt to reschedule if possible.

Below are all the descriptions of the courses with links to the courses. Click on the green bold for the course you need and it should take you directly to the AHA website for that particular course.

Heartsaver - CPR & AED 

Description: The Heartsaver® CPR AED Online course is taught in a blended learning format. Students must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on skills session conducted by an American Heart Association Training Center instructor. Students who successfully complete the online course and skills session (sold separately), will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion card, valid for two years.

Heartsaver CPR AED Course provides the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of CPR and how to use an AED. The course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.

 Heartsaver CPR AED trains anyone with little or no medical training to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver - First Aid 

Description: Heartsaver First Aid Online offers the convenience of digital learning. The eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid blended learning course is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for first aid training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on skills session (sold separately) with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

Heartsaver First Aid Course provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of first aid. The course empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community.
Topics covered include:
• First Aid Basics
• Medical Emergencies
• Injury Emergencies
• Environmental Emergencies

 This course has been updated to reflect new science and education in the 2020 Guidelines for CPR & ECC and will replace the previous version (15-1402). If you are student, please confirm that this is the correct course for your class.  


Description: HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-3254). If  you are a student, please confirm with your Training Center that this is the appropriate product for your training.

How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 Guidelines version of HeartCode?
The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).



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