Over the past three years IIIC’s Home Health Aide (HHA) courses have trained hundreds of individuals looking to begin or continue with a career in the HHA field. As part of the Home Health Aide course, students are required to complete a CPR class to complement their skills. CPR training gives much needed skills to home health aides and is a vital asset for those working in the caring field.  The Home Health Aide class together with the CPR course provide job readiness and skills training to the Greater Boston community with classes offered both in Boston and Canton.

In the past year, we have worked closely with the wonderful team at First Response, an emergency medical education organization with dedicated professionals all of whom have a background in EMS, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Nursing, and air medical transport. The company has over 24 affiliated departments in the Fire/EMS community.

We are very thankful to Paul Spillane, Director of First Response, who along with Peter Denneno and Jack Hussey gave their time to help train our students to the highest standards in CPR. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in CPR training and First Response has been providing quality EMS education to EMS, FIRE and Police personnel for the last 10 years.

Speaking with Paul, he remarked on how all three trainers enjoyed their experience teaching CPR to our students. He believed that this was due in part to the eagerness of the students to discover new information in relation to this very important topic with great questions and great interaction.

If you are interested in CPR training, re-certification or thinking of training in this line of work contact First Response at  http://www.firstresponseeme.com or  (781) 344-0911 as they offer a variety of courses for those within the industry as well as training programs for those desiring to break into this field of work. First Response, 300 Tosca Dr. Stoughton, MA 02072 For information on courses offered through the IIIC, please contact Kielan at (617) 542-7654 ext. 42 or visit www.iiicenter.org.