first aid trainingAnyone can benefit from learning basic first aid training. You never know when an emergency will strike, so it’s always best to be prepared.

They can happen whether you’re hiking or camping, hanging out by the pool, or eating at a restaurant. Though these places seem unlikely hubs for accidents, you can’t ever predict when or where someone’s life could be at risk.

If you are one of these four people, a CPR certification along with basic first aid training is a must. Continue reading to learn more about who should take a first aid training course as soon as possible.

Personal trainers

Personal trainers are required to have an AED certification, be CPR certified, and know basic first aid training. Gyms have the potential to be quite dangerous spots. Gym members can drop a weight on a limb, overheat, or suffer a stroke or heart attack. In this case, it’s vital for the trainer to know what to do until the ambulance arrives. If you are an aspiring personal trainer, understand that in addition to getting a nationally recognized PT certification, CPR classes are also required. Most commercial gyms will not hire a trainer if they have not taken those mandatory CPR classes. Your certification expires every two years, so make sure you’re willing to commit to renewing the license every so often.


Having first aid training is a huge plus if you currently have or desire to have a career in childcare. Parents want to know that their kids are safe when they are with you. Getting certified will give your customers the peace of mind they need.

Elementary school teachers

Whether you’re in the classroom, or out on a field trip, you want to be prepared for the worst. Aside from basic cuts, falls, and scrapes, it’s important to know how to tackle more serious health emergencies like burns or choking.

Avid hikers

If your family is an outdoorsy bunch, take some time out of your week to take a few CPR classes. It will be worth it. It can take an ambulance two or even three times as long to get to you when you’re out hiking or camping out in the woods. If you’re off on a secluded trail, they may not even be able to reach you at all. You might not have great enough cell service to make that 911 call while you’re out in the wilderness. To combat these fears, enroll in a first aid course nearby and learn how to handle everything from broken bones to minor and severe burns.


Emergencies are unpredictable. And though everyone can benefit from having some first aid training under their belt, personal trainers, nannies, teachers, and avid hikers are a few groups of people who absolutely require training.

Having this valuable knowledge can save a life, so it’s best to be prepared for any outcome.

CPR courses are extensive and full of valuable knowledge that will benefit you and your peers if there’s ever a day when an emergency does strike.

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