First Aid & Safety

November 20, 2020 Update: 

As most of us are aware, the state has new mitigations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These mitigations have a far reaching effect on businesses throughout Illinois, and Recreation and Parks agencies throughout the state have been instructed to do their part. These resurgence mitigations went into effect today, Friday, November 20 at 12:01 a.m. Under these restrictions, Recreation and Parks has cancelled/paused the majority of indoor recreation activities at this time.

2021 CPR Classes will be posted when they become available.  

Three ways to register:  

  • Register in person at the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
  • Contact: Recreation, Parks & Community Health at 708-748-2005 to register over the phone with a credit card.
  • Online Registration Available at:
    Refunds - Refund requests made prior to the start date of a program will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are
    non-refundable. Refunds for purchases made by cash, check or credit card, are processed with a check (within ten business days) through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department.

PFFD LogoThese programs are taught by the Park Forest Fire Department.  

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CPR Classes - (Basic Heartsaver CPR Class & BLS Healthcare Providers CPR Class)

Why Learn CPR? 
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately
getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital
cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can
double or triple a person’s chance of survival.  

Be the Difference for Someone You Love
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of
someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac
arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.