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Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-7495
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American Red Cross Courses

Welcome to the spring 2014 Red Cross Course Schedule!!

To register: Participants must complete a registration form and pay in full. Registration forms can be mailed to the Fitness Center or brought to the front desk. Please feel free to contact the front desk with any questions at 778-7495

Red Cross

**REGISTRATION FORM**

Instructor Course Registration Form

*Course listing is subject to change. Cancellations will occur if the minimum number of participants are not registered and/or paid 48 hours prior to the start of the course.

If you are in need of a course which is not listed contact Jennifer at jennifer.pageot@maine.edu or (207) 778-7437.

American Red Cross Course Offerings:
All courses are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors!

For information about the courses being offered this term, click on the links below.

Professional Level Courses Community Level Courses Instructor Courses
Lifeguard Training Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Lifeguard Instructor
Lifeguard Review Basic Water Rescue Water Safety Instructor
Wilderness and Remote First Aid

 


Lifeguard Training

Dates:

  1. Saturday – Wednesday, April 19 – 23 9:00am- 6:00pm (no class Sunday, 4/20)
  2. Saturdays & Sundays, May 10, 11, 18, & 24 9:00-6:00pm
  3. Thursday – Sunday, May 29 – June 1 9:00am-6:00pm

** A minimum of 4 registered participants is required 2 business days prior to the first class.

Fee: Members: $200/ non-members $240

Free skills evaluation available. Participants are encourage to have their skills assessed prior to the pre-course, held on the first day.  Participants will receive 2 visit passes to practice build their endurance in the water and practice pre-course skills.  To arrange this, please contact the Jennifer, Aquatic Director at 778-7437 or jennifer.pageot@maine.edu.

Under the new curriculum released by the American Red Cross, Lifeguard participants will be trained to prepare, prevent and respond to emergencies in and around the water. Successful completion of the course will gain participants a 2-year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

To enter the course candidates must be 15 years old by the last day of the course and pass the following pre-course swimming skills:

  1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits
  3. Complete a time event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

 


Lifeguard Review Course

Dates:

  1. Friday-Sunday, May 2 5:30-8:30pm, May 3 & 4 9:00am-6:00pm

** A minimum of 4 registered participants is required 7 business days prior to the first class.

Fees: $150 FRC Members & $180 non-members

This review course format provides participants with previous lifeguard training and certification the essential skills needed in lifeguarding.  This 2-day course will re-certify eligible participants in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer for 2- years.

To enter the course participants must have a lifeguard certification that has not expired prior to the first day of class.


Lifeguard Instructor Course

Instructor Course Registration Form

Dates:

  1. Tuesday – Saturday, June 3 -7 9:00am- 9:00pm

Fee: Members $300/ Non-members $360

>>> Housing is available for this course Per Night Cost: Single room w/ bedding $40; Single room w/o bedding $32

 

Special Registration Information

All registrations go through the Aquatic Director, Jennifer Pageot.  Space is limited.  A minimum number of 4 candidates must be registered 5 business days prior to the start of the course.

Jennifer Pageot Contact information: (207) 778-7437 or  jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

To enter the course each candidate must have:

  1. Proof of age (17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course) by driver’s license, state identification card, birth certificate, passport or other government-issued photo identification
  2. Proof of current certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First aid. Candidates must demonstrate pre-course skills in alignment with the r.11 Lifeguard program. * A basic lifeguard course is offered Thursday – Sunday May 29 – June 1, with registration of the LGI course, the fee is $130 FRC Member/ $150 non-member.
  3. Successfully complete online orientation by Sunday, June 1 at noon.  This 2.5 hours orientation to the Red Cross and the Lifeguard Instructor Course must be completed prior to Sunday, June 1, 2014 at noon.   A link to the online course can also be sent to candidates at registration. This will allow them to complete this section prior to June 5th.
  4. Successfully complete prerequisite Rescue Skill Scenarios:

Candidate will be expected to demonstrate victim recognition; emergency action plan (EAP) activation, including communicating with other lifeguards; successful rescue using appropriate skills; and follow-up emergency care, as needed. Participants must demonstrate the skills reflected in the r.11 Lifeguard program.

Skills that will be evaluated:

  • CPR- adult, child, infant
  • BVM use
  • AED- adult, child
  • Ventilations- adult, child, infant
  • Primary assessment- adult, child, infant
  • Entries into water
  • Approaches to victim
  • Submerged victim rescue
  • Removal from water using backboard

Course Completion:

Course completion certificates will be awarded to instructor candidates who successfully complete the pre-course session, attended every class session, successful perform all practice-teaching assignments and past the final written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher (correctly answer at least 40 of 50 questions). Candidates must also demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Medical Conditions or Disabilities:

Course work will include physical exercise. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participant fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and with Jennifer Pageot before the start of the course.


Water Safety Instructor Course

Instructor Course Registration Form

Dates:

1. Wednesday-Sunday, June 18 – 22 9:00am-5:00pm

* A minimum number of 4 candidates must be registered by Wednesday, June 18th.

Cost: $300 FRC Members; $360 non-members

This course is not designed to teach basic-level swimming skills. It is dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge that is needed to plan and teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program.  Free skills evaluation available. Participants are encourage to have their skills assessed prior to the pre-course, held on the first day.  Participants will receive 2 visit passes to practice build their endurance in the water and practice pre-course skills.  To arrange this, please contact the Jennifer, Aquatic Director at 778-7437 or jennifer.pageot@maine.edu.

Special Registration Information

All registrations go through the Aquatic Director, Jennifer Pageot.   Space is limited. Registering candidates are strongly encouraged have the free skills evaluation, as detailed above.  A minimum number of 6 candidates must be registered 5 business days prior to the start of the course.

Jennifer Pageot Contact information: (207) 778-7437 or  jennifer.pageot@maine.edu

To participant in the Water Safety Instructor course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and be able to demonstrate the following skills at the pre-course:

1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Level 4 Stroke Performance Criteria:

  • Front Crawl-25 yards
  • Back Crawl- 25 yards
  • Breaststroke- 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke- 25 yards
  • Sidestroke- 25 yards
  • Butterfly- 15 yards

2. Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling).

3. Tread water for 1 minute.

Please bring these documents to the pre-course session:

  • Proof that you are at least 16 years old by the end of the course (driver’s license or birth certificate)

To be an effective Water Safety instructor, candidates must be completely familiar with the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety manual, the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual CD-ROM and other course materials and videos. Candidates will be given practice-teaching assignments, which will give them experience in presenting information and teaching skills to other course candidates, conducting classes and evaluating skills.

Course Completion:

Course completion certificates will be awarded to instructor candidates who successfully complete the pre-course session, attended every class session, successful perform all practice-teaching assignments and past the final written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher (correctly answer at least 40 of 50 questions). Candidates must also demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Medical Conditions or Disabilities:

Course work will include physical exercise. If you have a medical condition or disability or if you have any questions about your ability to participant fully in this course, discuss them with your physician or health-care provider and with Jennifer Pageot before the start of the course.

 


Basic Water Rescue

Dates: Upon Request.

**Classes scheduled based on interest – contact Jennifer for more information or to schedule a private class**

This course is designed to provide individuals with the information and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will also be taught how to protect themselves while helping others. The 4 hour course is composed of classroom and in water sessions. Eligible participants will receive an American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue certification valid for 3 years. This course meets the State of Maine daycare/childcare provided aquatic licensing requirement.

 


Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Dates:

  1. Sunday, March 9 10:00-4:00pm
  2. Saturday, March 22 10:00-4:00pm
  3. Sunday, April 6 10:00-4:00pm
  4. Saturday, April 12 10:00-4:00pm
  5. Wednesday, May 28 10:00-4:00pm
  6. Tuesday, June 10 10:00-4:00pm

** A minimum of 4 registered participants is required 2 business days prior to the first class.

Cost: FRC $60, UMF students $50 ; Non-members $72

 There is a 45-minute lunch break during the course.

This course trains participants to respond to emergencies in their communities, workplaces and homes. Participants will learn to respond and care for unconscious victims, breathing emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding, and more. Through guided instruction and hands on practice with a certified instructor, participants will gain confidence in caring for adults, children and infants. After completing all requirements of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross adult, child and infant CPR/AED and first aid certifications valid for 2 years.


Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Date:

1.Wednesdays, June 25 – July 9  9:00am- 5:00pm

** A minimum of 6 registered participants is required by Monday June 22, 2014.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid is ideal for anyone who finds themselves in the outdoors, on a day hike or an overnight trip, where help is over 1 hour away. This course provides a foundation of first aid principals and skills that will help participants gain the confidence needed to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services, such as wilderness and remote environments, as well as including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. is an ideal course for anyone that finds themselves in the outdoors; day hikes or overnight trips where help is over 1 hour away. Participants will receive Wilderness and Remote First Aid reference and pocket guides. The Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification is valid for 2 years.

Pre-course requirements: Participant must hold a current a minimum of an Adult CPR/AED certification and be 14 years old on or before the last session of the course.

Cost: $100  FRC Members; $120 Non-Members