Life Amplified

CPR Training

The Tinley Park Fire Department is offering CPR/AED classes through the American Heart Association.  Two class styles are being offered.  The in-person class is limited to 6 students and lasts for three hours.  The Skill Certification requires students to complete the online class with the American Heart Association, with skills certified during class. Class is limited to six students and will be completed within an hour. 

Classes are held by appointment only, on the designated days below.  

  • The 2nd Thursday of the month:
    • In-person class beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    • Cost of class is $45.00.
    • Registration and payment is due by end of the day the Monday prior.
  • The 4th Saturday of the month:
    • Skills only Certification beginning at 8:00 a.m.
      • Certificate from American Heart Association online HeartCode BLS course must be submitted with registration form.
      • HeartCode BLS Online Course Product Number: 20-3553 ( ($32.50)
    • Cost of the Skill Certification class is $15.00.
    • Registration, Certificate and payment due by the end of the day Wednesday prior.
  • The 4th Saturday of the month:
    • In-person class beginning at 9:00 a.m.
    • Cost of class is $45.00
    • Registration and payment due by the end of the day Wednesday prior.

Mail or drop off the following information:  

    • Completed CPR/AED Certification Registration form
    • Copy of online class certificate from the American Heart Association if registering for the Skills Certification.
    • The appropriate payment:
      • Check made payable to the "Tinley Park Fire Department"
      • Exact cash
    • To:        

                      Tinley Park Fire Department

                      CPR/AED Certification

                      17355 68th Court

                      Tinley Park, IL  60477


After receipt of the above documentation, you will receive an email to schedule an appointment for your Certification.  Scheduling will be based on the availability at the time of receipt. 

Classes will be held with proper social distancing guidelines put in place.  Masks will be required.

Updated 2/15/2022

The Story Behind Resusci Anne
Pictured below is the death mask of a young woman who drowned in the River Seine in the 1880s. As was customary in those days, her corpse was put on display in the Paris mortuary in the hope that someone might recognize her and claim her body. The pathologist on duty became entranced by the girl with the enigmatic half-smile, and so he commissioned a plaster cast made of her face. This mask was replicated many times over. She became known as “L’Inconnue de la Seine,” or “The Unknown Woman of the Seine.” In 1955, a toy maker named Asmund Laerdal created what we now know as the CPR doll. Asmund wanted his mannequin to have a natural appearance. Remembering a mask on the wall of his grandparents’ house many years earlier, he decided that the L’Inconnue de la Seine would become the face of Resusci Anne. So you see, this anonymous woman who drowned in the Nineteenth Century is responsible for saving many, many lives the world over. It is said that she has the most kissed face of all time. 

Resusci Anne