Drexel Heights Fire District offers babysitter training classes

Drexel Heights Fire District offers babysitter training classes
Babysitting training classes (Source: Drexel Heights Fire District)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - For the last 14 years, the Drexel Heights Fire District has been holding babysitting training classes and 2018 will be no different.

"Our students are learning not only child care tips but life safety skills. Everyone should learn how to use a fire extinguisher, change a baby's diaper and perform CPR skills when needed" said Public Education/Information Manager Tracy Koslowski, in a recent news release.

Participants are between the ages of 12 to 16 years old and they will receive training in the following: Child Care, Poison Prevention, Fire Safety, Kitchen Safety, How to Use Fire Extinguishers, Resume Building. Training is also include American Heart Association (AHA) certification in infant, child and adult CPR, the use of AED's and First Aid.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation from Drexel Heights Fire District and their two-year AHA certification card in CPR, AED and First Aid.

Registration fees are $35 and include handouts as well as many take home safety products. (DHFD District residents can receive a $10 discount off their registration fees). Registration requests are available online at: www.drexelfire.org.

For questions, contact the Administration Center at 520-883-4341 or stop by at 5030 South Camino Verde, where the program will be held.

There are three summer sessions to choose from - session 1 is June 5, 6; session 2 is June 20, 21; and session 3 is July 11, 12.  Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days of the session.  The following is the schedule for both days of training:

9 am-noon Basic Baby Care
12:30-1:15 pm Games & Activities
1:15-2:15 pm Professionalism & Resume Writing
2:15-4:00 pm Fire Safety

9 am-2:30 pm First Aid, CPR & AED
2:30-3:30 pm Poison Prevention
3:30-4:00 pm Presentation of Certificates

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