Safety Education

Family Wellness offers safety education training year round. Below are classes offered. Click on the button at the bottom to view upcoming dates.

CPR & First Aid Training

Prepare for the unexpected and gain the knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership in the event of an emergency! This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving infants, children, and adults. Topics include how to recognize and manage an emergency situation, basic first aid, standard emergency care procedures and administration, CPR, AED, and more. After completion of this class, you will be certified for two years in Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid for adults, children, and infants.

Babysitting Training

This eight-hour American Red Cross Babysitting Course is a hands-on way to learn everything you need to know about babysitting. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. Included in the course is American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification that is valid for two years. This course will teach you to be safe on the job, how to recognize an emergency and how to handle it as well. This class is for ages 11+.

Pool Safety Day

Summer is here! With the hot weather comes time at the pool and lake. Make sure to stay educated by attending this free class to keep you and your family safe in and around the water. Experienced Aquatics Staff will teach the following skills:

  • Life jacket safety
  • “Throw Don’t Go” strategy
  • Getting back to safety after a fall into the water
  • Back floating
  • General water safety guidelines

This is a community-wide initiative! In addition to the skills listed above, each pool may teach additional skills they feel are necessary to staying safe at their pool. This is set for June 7th, 2019 from 9:30AM – 11:30AM.

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Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training

Become Lifeguard certified for only $70 at the May 31-June 2 course held at the YMCA. This is a savings of $145! Swim instructors receive on the job training. For more information, or to get signed up for the lifeguarding course contact Abby Rundquist, Aquatics Coordinator at or apply online.

Shallow Water Lifeguard Course

With our partnership with the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, view the Lifeguard and Water Safety Classes offered