CPR Instruction

Did You Know?

  • The Southfield Fire Department is the busiest fire department in Oakland County, and the 6th busiest fire department in the State of Michigan behind only Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Warren.

  • Southfield Firefighters respond to over 11,000 calls for emergency service each year.

  • In 1972 the Southfield Fire Department was the first Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) fire department in the State, as well as one of the first in the United States.

  • To obtain a Fire report, please call Fire Prevention at (248) 796-5701.

  • To obtain a Medical report, please call the EMS Coordinator at (248) 796-5608.

  • The Southfield Fire Department not only provides Fire and EMS service, but also responds to all incidents involving Hazardous Materials release, High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Vehicle Extrication and much more.

  • Southfield Firefighters are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We maintain a readiness to respond to any and all calls for service to our citizens and visitors to the city.

  • Smoke detector batteries should be replaced every six months, so we recommend that you change them every time you change your clocks. In addition to changing your smoke detector batteries, your smoke detectors must be tested. Although smoke detectors differ by model (please review your installation and owners manual), most can be tested by pressing and holding the test button on the unit. The smoke detector will usually beep several times.
CPR Classes are available through the Southfield Fire Department. Instruction is given by Captain Tom Colombo at the Southfield Civic Center (26000 Evergreen Road) in the Parks and Recreation building lower level, Emergency Management Room.

The cost for the class is $25.00 (No Personal Checks or Credit Cards) for non-residents and FREE for Southfield residents and City Employees. ALL students must bring a pen. Group sessions are available by special arrangement. Class size is limited so please register early.

Heart Saver CPR/AED/First Aid/ for Adults, Children, and Infants.
Certification cards are issued to those who successfully complete the class. The certification cards are good for a two year period. This class is not intended for healthcare providers such as nurses or doctors.

NOTE: This is NOT a BLS or Healthcare Provider's class

Class Dates
The following dates are scheduled, choose only one:  

August 5th - FULL
Wednesday, August 19th - FULL

Captain Colombo is retiring this month and thanks all of you for your support and attendance at the CPR classes. Please check back here after September 1, 2015 for possible future dates.

Class begins promptly at 2:00 p.m.  and ends at 5:30 p.m. 
PLEASE be on time as no admittance will be permitted after 2:00 PM.


Register by e-mail to tcolombo@cityofsouthfield.com or call Captain Tom Colombo at (248) 796-5608. A confirmation reply will be sent to all students who register by e-mail.