Frequently Asked Questions
American Heart Association Courses
College of Western Idaho (CWI) – BLS (CPR/BLS only)
Link: Course Overview and schedule
BLS Rules – BLS (CPR/BLS only)
Link: AHA Classes
Emergency Medicine Academy (CPR/BLS only)
Note: This Company will bring the CPR to you. For more info contact the following
Link: CPR Schedules
ICEMT (CPR/BLS, ACLS, PALS and skills exams)
Health Solutions (CPR/BLS Only)
St. Luke’s AHA Heartsavers (For babysitters, daycares, adult care)
Saint Alphonsus AHA Heartsavers (For babysitters, daycares, adult care)
AHA HeartCode BLS/ACLS/PALS Certification
Online – Courses
Course Cost: BLS-$28.50, ACLS-$132.00, PALS-$132.00
Skills costs are separate from course cost.
Approximately the cost of Skills checkoff: BLS- $50.00, ACLS-$75.00 and PALS-$75.00 (depending on the qualified AHA Training Center.
Note: Contact the one of the above agency for your skills check off
Your phone number will be verified in the event that the dispatcher needs to reach you after you hang up. If you ever dial 911 by mistake, do NOT just hang up. It’s very important to tell the dispatcher that it was a mistake. All 911 hang-up calls are called back to ensure it is not a situation where someone is truly in trouble, but was interrupted (like in a hostage situation or a domestic violence case.) If the dispatcher calls again and is unable to reach you, an officer will be sent to the location showing on the dispatcher’s screen.
Ada County Paramedics responded to over 28,000 calls in 2016.
Full service public safety, including contracted event coverage at concerts, football games, rodeos and other events
Specialty Teams, including a Tactical Medical Team and a Haz Mat Medical Response Team.
Community engagement, including health fairs, school visits, emergency preparedness presentations and many other community services.