The Hutchins Fire Department personnel are certified to provide training on life saving equipment (AEDs) or techniques (CPR) as well as basic first aid, and fire extinguisher training.
Please note these classes are not certified so you will not receive a certification card.
Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED)
The AED training course consist of AED overview and basic operations of the equipment. This course lasts approximately one hour.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
If an emergency situation occurs, would you know what to do? The Hutchins Fire Department can help prepare you for an emergency. The Hutchins Fire Department offers a CPR course to both residents and businesses of Hutchins. This class is called CPR for Family and Friends and is offered free of charge. The course consists of CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants, choking procedures and rescue breathing. Each student must physically perform CPR on a mannequin correctly to pass the course. This course lasts approximately four hours.
Basic First Aid
This class will teach the purpose of dressing, bandaging & splinting and the proper way to apply them. It will teach the proper way to treat lacerations, abrasions, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains. This course is incorporated into the CPR training outlined above and together lasts approximately four hours.
Lifesaving and first aid classes are generally limited to 12 students per class. There is no age requirement to take this course although an adult is asked to accompany children under the age of 12.
Fire Extinguisher Training
You are at home and a small fire breaks out in your trash can. Are you familiar with your fire extinguisher? The Hutchins Fire Department fire extinguisher training will show you the proper way to utilize the fire extinguisher, and how to select the proper fire extinguisher for the fire you may be faced with. This course lasts approximately one hour.
Fire extinguisher training may be conducted most days of the week after 10:00 a.m. and in available time periods on selected days.
To schedule a non-emergency service, training, or public education, please contact Fire Administration at (972) 225-3311, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The department schedules public educational activities, lifesaving training, and other activities after 10:00 a.m. and in available time periods on selected days. This allows firefighters to perform their morning functions of preparing themselves and the fire apparatus and equipment to ensure their readiness in the event of an emergency. Due to the nature of our business, occasionally previously arranged programs are subject to last minute changes, delays, or cancellation. While we strive to meet every prearranged program obligation, occasionally interruptions do occur and last-minute notification and rescheduling may be necessary.