Community Training

Offered by the Fond du Lac Family YMCA and/or other community partners.  All trainings are held at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA.

American Heart Association BLS CPR and AED

Because an Emergency Can Occur ANYTIME...
The American Heart Association’s CPR and AED learning programs helps increase survival rates by training people just like you to respond quickly. The sad truth is most people don’t survive a cardiac arrest. Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act before it’s too late, but fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from someone nearby. This course teaches hands-on lifesaving skills. Upon completion of this 3 hour class you will receive the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) certification.

May 6               4:30 pm to 8:00 pm 
July 21 
            8:30 am to 12:00 pm    

Fees: $20 member | $40 community participant - Register online.

American Red Cross Babysitting

This class is designed for students ages 11 and older.  In this class you will learn the skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children.

You will learn to:

     • Respond to emergencies
     • Make good decisions under pressure
     • Communicate effectively with parents
     • Recognize safety and hygiene issues
     • Manage young children
     • Feed, diaper and care for infants

Upcoming classes:
June 24            8:30 am to 1:30 pm
August 5           8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Fees:  $55 member | $75 community participant

Green Dot Training

Most people want to help when they see behaviors related to domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse happening in the community, but they are frozen by not knowing exactly how to intervene. In this one-hour session, learn how to utilize the 3 D’s (direct, delegate or distract) to effectively diffuse situations so both you and the victim remain safe. Green Dot, a project of the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund’s Fond du Lac Says No More initiative, is a nationally proven training curriculum facilitated by local certified volunteer trainers.

2020 training dates:

April 7                   11:00 am to 12:00 pm
May 15                  7:00 am to 8:00 am
June 19                 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
July 14                   7:30 am to 8:30 am

August 19              5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Free and open to community members, 18 and older.  For more information call (920) 322-8778. 

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) In-water Review

Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course is the required course for all Lifeguard Instructors and Instructors Trainers to re-certify and review in-water lifesaving techniques.

This course includes:

     • Lifeguarding Program Review
     • Administrative Updates/Information
     • Written Exam
     • Skill Practice and Polish Session including in-water skills, drills and Multiple-Rescuer Response

Participants must supply their own breathing mask. Bring swim suit, towel, extra clothing, snacks & water to keep comfortable through class hours.

May 16       9:00 am to 5:00 pm                

Fees:  $75 member | $100 community participant - Register online.

Lifeguarding Course - Blended Learning

Interested in a great summer job or a challenging career as a professional lifeguard?  Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue, and surveillance skills.  First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard.


     • Must be 15 or older by the last day of the class
     • Swim 300 yards continuously
     • Tread water for 2 minutes
     • Swim 20 yards, surface dive, retrieve a 10lb brick, swim 20 yards back and exit the water 
       without using a ladder.

     • Need to access email and internet for online elements of the class. Plan to spend 7 hours of online
        learning prior to class.

Must attend all 3 classes to obtain certification (2 OPTIONS):
May 1   4:00 pm to 9:00 pm                July 14   9:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 2   9:00 am to 6:00 pm                July 15   9:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 3   9:00 am to 6:00 pm                July 16   9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fees:  $150 member | $180 community participant - Register online.

American Red Cross
Lifeguard Instructor Class (LGI)

Train to teach the courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, including in-water rescue skills and First Aid, CPR, AED, through skills practice and four practicing teaching assignments.


     • Minimum 17 years of age
     • Possess current basic-level certification in Lifeguard/CPR/AED/FA
     • Possess current Lifeguard manual and resuscitation mask
     • Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the
        precourse skills.
     • Successfully demonstrate all land and in-water Lifeguard rescue skills and CPR/AED/First Aid skills
        pass prerequisite prior to enrolling in the course.

Participation Expectations:

Must supply your own breathing mask. Recommended to bring a 2 inch binder to keep materials in. Need to access email and internet for online elements of the class. Plan to spend 1 hour of online learning for each day of instruction. Must attend all scheduled meetings and pass exam to obtain certification. 

April 16 & 17   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
April 18 & 19   9:00 am to 6:00 pm  

Fees:  $240 member | $275 community participant - Register online.


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a concise (60 to 90 minute) suicide prevention training in which participants learn how to recognize the signs of mental distress, ask simple and direct questions, and help those in need to access local resources. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. This training is presented in partnership with CSI’s Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac.

2020 training dates:

April 14             5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
June 9               5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
August 11         5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

FEES: Free to All, Ages 18 & Older.  Register online.

Stay Home Alone Class 

This class is designed for kids ages 8-12. The class is run through our Y to promote safety for kids who are old enough to be home alone as well as in the Y and other places in the community without an adult or someone directly watching over them.

Within this class, some of the topics covered will be:

     • Internet safety
     • Fire safety
     • Weather emergencies
     • Stranger Danger

Upcoming classes:

May 16          9:00 am to 11:00 am
July 14          9:00 am to 11:00 am

Fees: $20 member | $45 community participant - Register online.