CPR & First Aid Classes

UP Health System - Portage offers CPR and first aid courses for health professionals and non-professionals. Please find the class and day that is appropriate for you.

Choose from the following classes:

  • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED Training 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for In-Facility Providers
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Pre-Hospital Providers (This option is available for community groups/businesses who are interested in a pre-hospital course. Please contact Jenna Ollanketo at 906-483-1561 to schedule a course.)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

This course is intended for healthcare providers such as EMS Personnel, first responders, nurses, dentists, respiratory therapists, and anyone else who would like to learn a higher level of skill. You will learn adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Two-year certification is given after successful completion of the course. Two course options are available: Pre-Hospital Provider or In-Facility Provider. Though both options cover the same material, the pre-hospital provider option would be more relevant to EMS, first responders, and community members. The In-Facility course option would be more relevant to anyone working in a medical setting – hospital, clinic, dental office, etc.  

BLS In-Facility Courses:

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED Training

This course is designed for anyone who has a duty to respond to an emergency, such as police, teachers, daycare providers and industry, as well as laypersons who would like to learn more skills to help loved ones in an emergency situation. Two-year certification is given after successful completion of course.


For more information, please call (906) 483-1561.

Groups and Businesses

For groups of ten or more students, special pricing and convenient scheduling of courses to meet your needs can be arranged. Course can be held at your location or at UP Health System - Portage. Please call (906) 483-1561 to discuss your needs and options.