Be the front line of your Fire Department!

We will teach you the lifesaving skills needed in an emergency.

AHA CPR logoSince starting our community CPR program in 2011, AVFD instructors have taught over 1,000 community members emergency life-saving skills.  We are excited to continue offering this service to our community, and to continue to grow our program.

Please contact to register for a class, or request a special session.

These classes are funded through your donations, so any support for future classes is greatly appreciated. Together we can continue to save lives in our community!

AHA Heartsaver CPR + AED
(CPR for community members)

No cost to residents of the Crofton/Gambrills/Davidsonville area.

Class size is limited to 12 students per class - we will try to update this page as classes fill up. We appreciate your understanding!

No classes are currently scheduled! We are currently working on scheduling more classes, please check back soon for an update!

Class lists are updated throughout the year - check back or follow us on Facebook for updates!

Crofton Public Libary
1681 Riedel Rd
Crofton, MD 21114
Mid Atlantic Community Church
2485 Davidsonville Rd
Gambrills, MD 21054

AHA CPR/AED for Health Care Provider
(CPR for doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals)

Currently, due to small number of people inquiring about health care provider certification/recertification, we are offering certification through a hybrid course offered by the American Heart Association.  The hybrid course consists of an online portion (lasting approximately 1-2 hours) of didactic learning, followed by in-person, hands-on skills practice and evaluation.   This course costs approximately $22.00 on the AHA website:

Once the course is complete, the completion certification should be printed and contact us to set up the skills practical/test.  The skills session and certification completion card are no charge for residents of Crofton/Gambills/Davidsonville. (donations are always appreciated).  The skills session normally lasts 45 minutes-1 hour depending on the needs of the student.  


About the Instructors

AVFD has an in-house staff of four American Heart Association certified instructors.  They offer over 60 years of combined EMS experience.


CPR Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Heartsaver and Health Care Provider? (Which CPR class do I need?)

Most people who take CPR should only need the Heatsaver course.  This course was developed by the AHA to a more streamlined and accessible CPR course, free of much of the technical medical jargon and terminology.  Our primary goal with the Heartsaver course is giving you, the student, the confidence to make a difference when you encounter or witness someone having a cardiac emergency.

The Health Care Provider course is a more in-depth course, designed for medical professionals who already have medical training.  This course is tailored towards professionals who will encounter critical cardiac emergencies in a medical setting.

If you have any question about which course you need, feel free to email us at and we'll help you figure it out.

Are courses only for Crofton/Gambrills/Davidsonville residents?

AVFD believes in wide CPR education and training.  Due to our limited operating budget for these classes, we are limiting our no-cost classes to our fire department's first-due area.  For residents of other areas, we are willing to provide instructor time and materials at cost.  Please contact for details.

AVFD is pleased to offer AHA First Aid classes to our community. Currently, these classes are taught on an "as-needed" basis.

Please contact to request a special session.

October is fire prevention month!

October 14th 2017 AVFD will be hosting an open house with activities for the whole family!

Join us from 11am - 2pm at the fire house - 2380 Davidsonville Road!

General Fire Safety Tips:

The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your property in the event of a fire:

Smoke Alarms

Escaping the Fire

Flammable Items

Heating Sources

Matches and Smoking

Electrical Wiring