CPR, AED & First Aid

two steps to save a lifeIf you or someone you know is having a heart attack, they are more likely to survive if they get help fast. Fast help depends on if there is someone nearby who knows CPR or Compressions Only (CPR without the breathing). Is there an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) nearby?

Training Information


Currently, due to COVID-19 we are not offering in-person trainings. Here are some online trainings:

Washington County EMS Office will continue to offer in-person courses as soon as we are safely able. 

For additional information regarding available public classes, please see our list of  training resources.

AED Information


An AED is designed for use by anyone, and is one answer to saving more victims of sudden cardiac arrest. With chances of survival decreasing by 10% each minute, having defibrillators in the hands of individuals who are often first on the scene can be the difference between life and death.  

Where are AEDs located? One great resource for you to know where to find an AED when you need one is PulsePoint. The PulsePoint smartphone app alerts subscribers who have indicated they are CPR-trained to a sudden cardiac arrest event. ”CPR trained” can be knowing how to administer hands-only CPR (no rescue breaths) or traditional CPR (with rescue breaths). The app uses technology to notify subscribers within a quarter mile of a cardiac arrest event. The app also directs subscribers to the location of the closest public access AED. The app is only activated for cardiac arrest events in public places (not a private home).  

Download the free PulsePoint smartphone app and help save lives.  

If you are interested in starting an AED program, please see the AED Program Implementation page. 

Contact Washington County EMS at ems@co.washington.or.us for additional information.