First aid and safety courses at Train Creative

CPR and Safe Sitter instructions

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  • Courses in first aid, including CPR

  • Course in safe child sitting

— Train Creative, a facilitator of creative training experiences and events, has partnered with Summit, NJ-based Care First Training Group to bring comprehensive First Aid and Safe Sitter courses to the Sparta Train Station this spring. Train Creative will offer two Infant, Child and Adult First Aid, CPR and AED classes on March 24 and April 21 at 3pm, as well as a Safe Sitter® course for young teens in grades 6 and older on April 6 at 9am at the Sparta Train Station. Registration is open for the courses at

“An overwhelming number of parents in the Sparta community have been asking for an infant and child CPR and First Aid class that is local to this area,” said Katelyn Leondi, Director at Train Creative. “Partnering with Care First to bring these life-saving courses to our community was easy decision given the need for them with many young families benefiting from these skills through a local class offering.”

Owner and lead trainer at Care 1st Training Group, LLC, Alex Balish is deeply passionate about providing others with life-saving information. With over twenty years of experience in the field of First Aid, CPR and AED certification and training thousands of students, Alex possesses a strong understanding of his customers’ needs and how they most effectively learn these life-saving techniques. In addition, he has been extensively trained on all major AED brands and proper maintenance/troubleshooting on these units.

Infant, Child and Adult First Aid, CPR and AED Certification

March 24 & April 21

The Infant, Child and Adult First Aid, CPR and AED class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card for either personal fulfillment or for work purposes in industries NOT involved with medicine/healthcare. This class is perfect for the lay person, the fitness instructor, the educator, or the childcare professional. This class is also appropriate for parents or couples ready to adopt, expectant parents, or anyone else who does not work in any kind of medical/healthcare industry. All instructions materials are included and students will learn the following Heartsaver CPR / AED Objectives:

* CPR for the Adult, Child, and Infant

* Choking for the Adult, Child, and Infant

* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon completion a two year Certification Card from The American Heart Association or American Safety and Health Workplace Professionals Course Completion Card will be provided.

Register for the March 24 Course at the Sparta Train Station

Register for the April 21 Course at the Sparta Train Station:

Safe Sitter® Course & Certification

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The Safe Sitter course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens that are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

The Safe Sitter course is being offered during the Sparta School District’s Spring Break. Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 317.596.5001 or visit

Register for the April 6 Safe Sitter Course at the Sparta Train Station: <URL destination=" ">

</URL>About Train Creative

The mission of Train Creative is to facilitate community learning experiences for creative education to increase arts and humanities awareness in our community while preserving architecture, locations and landscapes. In preserving our heritage, we wish to inspire people to form a lifelong love of design. Our organization provides access to comfortable, affordable, and well maintained space to learn, teach, create, and share knowledge of creative skills from yesterday, today and tomorrow. In addition we look to support and enhance the efforts of our neighbors including the Sparta PAL, Sparta Ambulance Squad, Sparta Recreation Department, Sparta Historical Society, Sussex County YMCA, Station Park, Peters Valley and others.

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