CPR/First Aid Classes for the Eastern Sierra

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Together, we can save a life!

Nearly everyone will be involved in a crisis at some point in their  lives.  Someone falls and cannot get up. A person cuts themselves and the wound will not stop bleeding. Another person’s heart fails. You may come across a ski or car accident, your child may have ingested a poisonous substance, or a  child in your care takes a fall.  Knowing what to do in these situations can be the difference.

  • The brain can only survive 4-6 minutes without oxygen. Administering CPR buys the person extra time until professional rescuers arrive. The American Heart Association estimates that 100,000-200,000 lives could be saved yearly if CPR was administered early enough.
  • Knowledge of first aid promotes a healthy, secure, and safer environment. It instills confidence amongst people, their families, their colleagues, and their associates. It can help prevent a traumatic situation from getting worse.

Be the difference in someone’s life!


We are based in Mammoth Lakes, CA. We cater to all the surrounding areas in the Eastern Sierra (Mono and Inyo Counties) including but not limited to Bridgeport, Lee Vining, June Lake, Crowley Lake, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, and Lone Pine.

Instructor to Student Ratio:

We feel that a low student to instructor ratio is the key to maximized learning in the classroom. Thus, we keep a maximum 12 to 1 instructor to student ratio. Oftentimes, our ratios are less.

Organizations and Group Programs:

Beyond Limits Education (BLE) is approved and licensed to deliver a variety of curriculum from the lay person to the professional rescuer level. We are a licensed training provider for the American Red Cross, American Health & Safety Institute, and California Emergency Medical Services Authority (ICEMA region) allowing us to offer a variety of course types including CEUs for EMTs and Paramedics. We also have the ability to sponsor wilderness medicine courses through Wilderness Medical Associates International. BLE is here to assist you in assessing your needs and customizing a program that fits your group or organization’s specific need. Click HERE for more information.

Public Course Offerings

We have three programs that offer a variety of courses to the general public. Click on the course title to view more information.

Lay Person Program

These courses cover first aid and CPR/AED at a basic level in an urban setting where emergency medical services are close by. They are best suited for:

  • Anyone that has current certification in First Aid (for layperson’s)
  • Mammoth Resorts Employees (except Ski Patrol)
  • Teachers
  • All School District Personnel
  • Daycare Personnel
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Parents

Adult/Pediatric First Aid & CPR/AED

Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED

Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider Program

These courses cover advanced first aid and CPR/AED skills at a professional rescuer level for those working for EMS agencies in a setting where they have access to a plethora of resources. They are best suited for:

  • Mammoth Resorts Ski Patrol Employees
  • Fire Department Personnel
  • Police Department Personnel
  • Search and Rescue Personnel/Volunteers
  • U.S. Forest Service Personnel
  • Lifeguards
  • Any Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Emergency Medical Response

Wilderness Emergency Care Program

What is Wilderness Emergency Care (WEC)? The WEC program is one that trains and certifies people to cope with wilderness hazards and emergencies. While the focus of our training is on wilderness situations, the skills we teach can be used in urban emergencies as well. Think of urban emergency training as a special case of wilderness training, for situations where you have many more resources, and professional help is usually no more than 10 minutes away. However, if a major disaster disrupts emergency services and cuts you off from urban resources, then for the purposes of emergency care you are in a wilderness situation. Our WEC courses appeal not only to those who do wilderness activities, but also to those who want to prepare for disasters and to anyone who wants more thorough and intensive training than our urban-oriented courses offer. In these courses, we train people to critically think and improvise with whatever they have or can find at the scene.

After November 8, 2017 we will no longer offer wilderness medicine courses through American Health & Safety Institute. We will be sponsoring courses through Wilderness Medical Associates, International. Check back for pricing and dates.

Challenge Courses

Challenge a course by taking the skills and written assessment tests without attending a class and renew your card for another two years. Click HERE for more information.