8th Element CPR -- Adult CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR, Defibrillation, Choking, Bleeding, First Aid, Oxygen Aid -- Inspiring care for others

CPR & First aid

Please note: We are no longer offering classes in Missoula, thank you for your patronage.

Take a step toward emergency preparedness with Basic Life Support training through the Emergency First Response system. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies—in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Training is divided into care for adults and care for children and infants. The training is valid for two years, after which you should retake the course to refresh your skills. The knowledge you gain from this course could save the life of someone dear to you.

Special note to parents: Every parent should learn CPR and first aid for their children—the heartbreak of not knowing these skills would be overwhelming if you were ever in a situation where you needed them. For a monthly cost of $2.00, it's a set of skills you can't afford not to learn. As new parents ourselves, we are passionate about this training.

Classes Offered


Adult CPR & First aid

Child and Infant CPR & First aid

Both Courses:
Adult, Child, and Infant CPR & First aid


All classes include your certification card, protective gloves, ventilation barrier, wallet reference card, and online course video access.

Also Available

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care and Care for Children participant manuals.*

Become certified in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for an extra fee.


Valid for 2 years

Valid for 2 years

Valid for 2 years

Class Time

3 hours

3 hours

5 hours

Class Price




AED Training

+ $24

+ $24

+ $36

*If you need a CPR manual, you can purchase one from us for $18 during class, or buy one online beforehand (for example, at Deep Six Sports).

Quality Mannequins

We use hard plastic mannequins in our training, with different ones for infants, children, and adults. They provide the feedback you need so you know you've properly opened the airway and are pressing deep enough during the chest compressions. We've rejected the foam dummies that so many other CPR classes use because they don't offer any feedback. No one should discover when they're trying to save a life that they never learned the proper technique to open an airway or compress a chest!

Online Video

Your registration and course completion includes access to more than an hour's worth of online video, which you can view to refresh your skills anytime for up to a year after taking the class! It's a great supplement to the skills you learn during class.

Rush Certification

Need to get certified right away? Not a problem! Call us at (406) 880–4442 and we'll get you certified within 2 days through a one-on-one personal class. The cost for this timely individualized instruction is only $120.

Register Today

We can present these CPR and first aid courses in your workplace, at your school, to your club, or to any other organization. This course is not only great Basic Life Support training, but also excellent community-building training. Contact us for group rates and on-site delivery.

Please contact us at 8thElementCPR@gmail.com to arrange training at your site.

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our class, let us know prior to receiving your certification, and we will refund your tuition.

8th Element CPR: First Aid and CPR classes in Missoula, Western Montana, the Northwest, and around the world.

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