The Fire & Rescue Department offers free CPR/AED, First Aid and Fire Extinguisher Training Courses to members of the airport community.

To schedule a CPR/AED or First Aid course at IAD, please email 

To schedule a CPR/AED or First Aid course at DCA, please email

Courses Offered Free of Charge



CPR/AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult or child.  American Safety and Health Institute's CPR and AED training course is designed specifically for laypeople, and is an excellent choice for CPR and difibrillator training in both the airport community and workplace settings. This extremely flexible program will help prepare individuals to respond to sudden cardiac arrest and choking incidents. This CPR and AED course conforms to AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

First Aid


First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes, until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other emergencies.

Fire Extinguisher


Workplace fires and explosions kill hundreds and injure thousands of workers each year and cause millions of dollars of damage to property.  When used properly, fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or controlling a fire until additional help arrives.  The Fire & Rescue Department offers as part of its customer service program, a fire extinguisher training program to airport tenants and employees.  These classes are conducted free of charge by Fire & Rescue Department personnel at the fire stations. 

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