Troops must have an adult with current First Aid/CPR training
accompany them on troop activities outside of their usual meeting place.
Certain healthcare providers can serve as First Aiders; these are
physicians, physician’s assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners,
registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, paramedics, military
medics, and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians).
GSWNY is once again partnering with EPIC Trainings to assist
our volunteers in securing their required First Aid and CPR
trainings. We currently offer our volunteers two training options.
The Blended First Aid/CPR Course gives the learner the
flexibility of training using an online course accessible from any
internet device – laptops, tablets, cell phones. User friendly, it
allows students to work at their own pace with the ability to start
and stop the course at will. A short multiple choice test is also
required. To complete certification, an in-person hands-on skills
assessment is also required; skills assessments last approximately 10
minutes per student. For the safety of our volunteers/students
mannequins are sanitized after each student. Training links will be
emailed to students after paid registration. You will arrange your
Skills Assessment with EPIC when you register.
The In-Class Course will be held in the Fall and again in the
spring. This 5 hour in-person training will be held at the Rochester,
Buffalo and Lockport Service Centers. (see chart below) First time
learners are encouraged to take the In-Class Course; Blended Courses
are not recommended for first time learners. The Spring 2023
dates will be announced after the first of the new year.
These standard First Aid and CPR courses include adult and child CPR
and Basic First Aid; certification is valid for 2 years. EPIC offers
the courses at a special rate to Girl Scout volunteers.
- Blended Learning Sessions: $45.00
- Full Course:
For questions and/or to register simply contact EPIC
Trainings at 585-615-4379 or email them at
email@example.com. Troop number and zip code are required
at the time of registration as your membership will need to be
confirmed to receive the GSWNY discount.