Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is your partner in community education – providing emergency care, training, and teaching skills for life.
Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Training Center
The Sister Bay and Liberty Grove Fire Department offers a comprehensive training center for any community member who would like to learn lifesaving skills.
Check out our FAQs and Training Class info to learn more about our training.
Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Training Center FAQs
Maybe – Due to the amount of equipment, technology, and space needed to provide a quality learning experience we try to hold all our classes at the Sister Bay Fire Station. We have on occasion been able to move the class to a different location, if all the overall technical and space needs of the class are met. Because our instructors are compensated for their time there are additional costs associated with moving the class to a location other than the Sister Bay Fire Station.
Yes, you will receive a certification via email usually within 7 days of completion of the class. If you do not receive the certification, we suggest you check your spam folder. If it’s not there, please contact us.
Most classes run about 3 hours; however, we have found that students feel the time goes by very quickly because of the amount of interaction and hands on time that is available.
When this program was first discussed we had hoped to provide 4 classes per year – in 2019 we provided 22 classes. To date we have trained over 1,000 residents and guests of Door County, including the majority of the EMRs, EMTs, and Paramedics.
The ASHI certification, like all other certifications, is good for 2 years. We strongly encourage you not to wait the full 2 years to get recertified, especially if this certification is required for your employment.
Two of the founding goals of our program are accessibility and a high instructor to student ratio. With these goals in mind, we try to have a minimum of five students per class and not exceed fifteen students.
We pride ourselves in a very interactive hands-on learning approach with a strong student to instructor ratio. Overall, the class is about 50/50 hands-on and lecture and is broken into multiple opportunities to practice what you are learning.
The ASHI program and the AHA follow the same guidelines and teach the same techniques. Each program is updated frequently to stay in line with the current trends and teaching in CPR and resuscitation.
We take the following class precautions:
- All equipment and supplies are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between classes
- We kindly ask if you are not feeling well to please not attend one of our classes—we will work with you to reschedule
The certification is through the American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) and is accepted by most organizations. For example, the State of Wisconsin recognizes the ASHI certification for all EMRs, EMTs and Paramedics in Wisconsin. There are some specific organizations that do not recognize ASHI–if you need help with this please contact us.