Our Training

Our CPR and First Aid certification classes are conducted using the Emergency First Response (EFR) curriculum which offers a flexible delivery method to meet your individual requirements. Participants master required skills and knowledge for their CPR and First Aid certification through a combination of independent study, instructor-led skill development and scenario practice sessions. Our instructors will also add relevant information to meet specific workplace or local training requirements.  Our training facility is located in the city of Chico, California.  Our instructors also travel around the region to a location of your choice to conduct your CPR and First Aid certification.

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people find they not only enjoy studying on their own time, but tend to learn and remember more. Educational studies consistently show that independent study leads to better assimilation and retention of the information.

The benefits of the EFR and Mobile First Response independent study learning method include:

  • Better participant preparation
  • More effective use of time
  • Focused face-to-face time

CPR and First Aid certification courses through EFR encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. EFR CPR and First Aid certification courses are flexible in design to accommodate scheduling and training needs. They can be taught together or alone in any combination.

The EFR CPR and First Aid certification courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.


Q. Who is Emergency First Response?

A. Emergency First Response is one of the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and First Aid training organizations, with more than 56,000 instructors world-wide. Emergency First Response Participant courses include Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (first aid), Care for Children and CPR & AED courses that include recommended skills for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use and an orientation to emergency oxygen use.

Q. Who can take an Emergency First Response provider course?

A. Anyone who is interested in acquiring or updating CPR and first aid skills.

Q. How much do classes cost?

A. Course costs vary depending on the options you choose.  Contact us for more detailed pricing or check out the individual course pages.

Q. What is an AED and why would I want to learn about it?

A. An Automated External Defibrillators (AED) is an easy-to-use portable machine that automatically analyzes a patient’s heart rhythm and detects when a shock is needed to restore a normal heart rhythm. AED units dramatically increase the survival rate of these patients. Because early intervention is so important for these patients, many businesses, government agencies, recreational facilities and public places are making AEDs readily available for properly trained personnel.  Mobile First Response includes AED training in all its courses.

Q. How long are the Emergency First Response courses?

A. It varies depending on how your course is conducted. For example, it might be as short as three to four hours, especially if your course incorporates independent study. If the Primary and Secondary Care courses do not incorporate independent study, they could take from five to eight hours. Since the course is performance-based, other factors, such as the number of participants, and how quickly participants master the skills practice sessions will also determine course length. Approximate times are listed on each courses page.

Q. What are the required course materials?

A. Emergency First Response courses are supported by a full contingent of educational materials, including:

Emergency First Response Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide). This is used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses.

Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.

Emergency First Response Care for Children Participant manual (with independent study section, skill workbook and reference guide). This is used for the Primary Care and Secondary Care courses for infants and children up to eight years old.

Emergency First Response Care for Children Care video.

Emergency First Response CPR & AED Participant manual (with independent study section and skill workbook). This is used for the CPR & AED courses.

Emergency First Response CPR & AED video.

Q. What do the various Emergency First Response courses include?

A. Each course provides instruction on how to perform specific emergency patient care skills (CPR and first aid). Information on each of the Emergency First Response courses can be found on the individual courses page.

Q. How do I get more information about Emergency First Response?

A. Explore this website or send us a message.

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