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Several openings for certified emergency training at UCOP

Are you interested in becoming a certified emergency responder?

There are still spaces available at the UCOP-sponsored sessions of the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver training course, a classroom, instructor-led course in using the automated external defibrillator (AED) and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Those who successfully complete one session will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. The classes are offered through OP’s Office of Risk Services.

Registration is open to those interested in becoming certified or in recertifying. Every student will have hands-on skills practice with a mannequin and receive feedback from the instructor. Act soon to reserve your spot, as each session is limited to only 11 participants.

Openings are still available in the following sessions:

  • Thursday, July 11, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 5320 Franklin
  • Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 612 Kaiser
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 5320 Franklin
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, 1 to 4 p.m., 5320 Franklin
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1 to 4 p.m., 5320 Franklin

UCOP established the Oakland-based AED CPR program several years ago. Such programs have been shown to dramatically improve the survivability of a heart attack. Certified emergency responders and other staff trained in first aid and as floor wardens are a critical component of UCOP’s overall emergency plans.

Register through the UC Learning Center:

  • Log in with your UCOP user name and password.
  • Search for the class title “AED.”
  • Click REGISTER next to the class, then SUBMIT.

For questions contact Shaudreya Waterman, program administrator, at 510-987-9827 or

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  1. Ryan Chan July 9, 2013 Reply

    I have taken this class and found it educational, entertaining, and useful (though I hope I never have to use the skills). OP Risk Services does a great job in administering the program, and it is a valuable free service they provide.

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