Life Amplified

CPR Training

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

Classes are held on the third Saturday of each month, by appointment only.

Skills only Certification begins at 8 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 ( ($36)
    • Cost of the Skill Certification class is $15.00.
    • Registration, Certificate and payment due by the end of the day Wednesday prior.
  • In-person class begins at 9 a.m.
    • Cost of class is $45
    • 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 S. 68th Court

                      Tinley Park, IL  60477

    • Please note: If you opt to mail in your payment, you must include the name of the person taking the class and the date of the CPR class.

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.

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