NYC Camp Staff First Aid and CPR Training Courses
The NYC City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene requires that camp operators employ staff who are properly trained and possess valid certifications for the appropriate First Aid and CPR courses for their respective titles (i.e. Health Director, Aquatics Director, etc.) prior to receiving a permit to operate.
A permit can be denied or revoked, resulting in a closure of your camp and/or being fined, if:
- All certificates are not on-site and readily accessible during your camp’s inspection.
- Trainings or certifications are discovered to be falsified, unapproved, or invalid.
First Aid Training Requirement
In addition, Subpart 7-2 of the State Sanitary Code requires the health director, other staff specified in section 7-2.8, and certain camp trip and activity leaders to possess valid certification in a course accepted by the Department as being equivalent to or exceeding course standards specified in Section 7-2.2(m). First Aid certifications are valid for the time period specified by the provider, but may not exceed three years from the date of course completion.
EMC CPR & Safety Training offers the following accepted courses to fulfill this requirement:
ECSI: Wilderness First Aid
Course Length: 8 hours
- Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations
- Covers preparation for outdoor events, what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency in a remote
area, and how to make decisions about various types of care
- Offered as an 8 –hour Wilderness First Aid Basic Level course
CPR Training Requirement
The New York State Sanitary Code (SSC) requires certain staff to possess a valid two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification in a course accepted by the Department as providing an adequate level of training as follows:
Children’s Camps (Subpart 7-2 of the SSC) – CPR certification is required for the health director and other staff specified in sections 7-2.8 and 7-2.11(a)(5), aquatics director, lifeguards, and certain trip and activity leaders.
- American Safety & Health Institute CPR PRO for the Professional Rescuer
*All these courses meet the 2020 CPR and ECC Guidelines.
Call us today for a FREE consultation and pricing on NYC Day Camp First Aid/CPR Training Packages.
We travel to your location to provide your staff with the classes to meet the requirements of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for day camps.
CALL 800-695-5655 or 212-537-9477