©Keep the Beat CPR & First Aid Training Site

Saving lives since 1991

 

Region 2

Mobile devices: If you are using this site with your cell phone PLEASE scroll to the bottom of the screen. Once there click on the word " CLASSIC " you will now see the website just like it looks on a computer. The page will no longer be "hard to read " or " scrambled"


In consultation with Division of Licensing Resources and Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence the following changes will be effective immediately regarding CPR & First Aid Renewals: 

Caregivers must complete both CPR and First Aid Classes in their entirety at each renewal. First Aid and CPR re-certifications do NOT apply to the required training hours requirement. We appreciate the dedication and commitment of our caregivers in keeping our children safe.

This page is for foster parents to locate classes

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR YOUR CLASS

Kinship care, relative providers, DCFS adoptive and guardianship familes are welcome to attend these classes. 

Keep the Beat offers this class to ALL caregivers of foster children free of charge. This includes, grandparents, babysitters, etc.   Keep the Beat provides these classes, statewide, free of charge, whether you are licensed or not.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation, please provide Keep the Beat with 2 weeks notice.

Keep the Beat/DSHS will make every effort to provide the service to assist you. This includes interpreters that may be needed.

Vital info

It is vital that you register for your class you want. Especially for the smaller locations such as, South Bend, Colville, Clarkston, Pullman, Walla Walla, Omak, Port Angeles etc. If we do not have students signed up for a class then we will not hold the class. It will be rescheduled to the next date Please check the website to make sure the class doesnt have the word "rescheduled" next to it. If we do not have any students signed up by 2 business days before the class is to be held, it will be rescheduled to the next date and posted on this site.

Thank you for your understanding.

To register

PLEASE send your information in an email to keepthebeatdshs@aol.com

In the email list the following...

Student names:
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone:
Date of class:
Location of class:

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND A CLASS AND YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL. THANK YOU

You can also call with this information and leave a message at:

To sign up for a class that is listed please call 253-217-1105 (Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM)
 for long distance calls: 1-888-704-6074(Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM) 
NOTE: Email is the fastest way for you to register.

2018 DATES ARE NOT YET POSTED BUT WILL BE COMING SOON....CHECK FOR THOSE DATES AT THE END OF DECEMBER. ALL DATES LISTED ARE FOR 2017 CLASSES ONLY

During Class

Please, when attending class:
Turn cell phones on silent
No texting during class
No game devices during class
No books/newspapers/e-readers during class
If you bring a younger child please bring something for them to do quietly during class

Thank you for your understanding and of being mindful of fellow students and instructors. We hope you enjoy the course.

2017 classes

Reigon 2
City Time Location
Anacortes Island Hospital
Fidalgo/Burrows room

1211  24th St
Anacortes WA 98221

888-704-6074
11/1&2 5:30-8:30pm PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Arlington The Point Church
18722  59th Ave NE
added by request of DSHS Arlington WA
888-704-6074
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Auburn Wesley Homes

32049  109th PL SE
Assembly Hall

Auburn WA  98092

888-704-6074

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 

Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Bellingham Leopold Retirement

1224 Cornwall Ave
Activity Room

Bellingham WA 98225
888-704-6074

Street parking ONLY

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....

THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.

To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com

Student names
Contact email

Contact phone
Date of class
11/6&7 5:30-8:30pm City of class
12/11&12 5:30-8:30pm
                 
Des Moines  Judson Park Retirement Community
(West Seattle area) 23600 Marine View Drive
Recreation Room

Des Moines WA
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....

THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.

888-704-6074

To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names

Contact email
Contact phone

Date of class
City of class


11/13&14 5:30-8:30pm
12/13&14 5:30-8:30pm
                 
Eastside Fairwinds Retirement
9988 Avondale Road NE

Redmond WA 98052
888-704-6074

Parking is limited
valet parking available, 15 min parking spots are ok to use

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 

Please call our office or email us.

To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names

Contact email
Contact phone

Date of class
City of class

10/4&5 5:30-8:30pm
11/13&14 5:30-8:30pm
12/4&5 5:30-8:30pm
                 
Everett Hand in Hand

Suite A
14 E Casino Rd

Everett WA  98201
888-704-6074
10/9&10FULL 5:30-8:30pm PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
11/8&9 5:30-8:30pm Please call our office or email us.
12/11&12 5:30-8:30pm To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
also see other location below Date of class
 for other dates City of class
                 
Everett
Rainier Room
Providence Medical Center
Colby Building

1330 Rockefeller Ave
Everett WA  98201

888-704-6074
All classes are in the Rainier conference room 

unless otherwise noted by the date
(Brick bldg near the ER entrance. Street

parking is recommended)
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....


THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Mt Vernon Mt Vernon Sr. Center

1401 Cleveland Ave (craft room)
Mt Vernon WA 98274

888-704-6074

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
10/12&13 5:30-8:30pm Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Oak Harbor Summer Hill Retirement
165 SW 6th Ave 

Oak Harbor WA  982777
888-704-6074

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....

THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.

To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
Seattle Amara
5907 MLK Jr Way South

Seattle WA
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....

THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.

888-704-6074
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
10/2&3 5:30-8:30pm Student names
Contact email
11/4 10am-4:30pm Contact phone
Date of class
City of class

2100 Bldg (tree House)
2100 24th Ave S

Seattle WA
888-704-6074

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 

Please call our office or email us.
888-704-6074

To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names

Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class
                 
So King County
Quality Inn & Suites

AKA :King Oscar Hotel
Rainier Room 2nd floor

415 Ellingson
Pacific WA
11/11 10am-4:30pm 888-704-6074
(Algona/Pacific Exit
off HWY 167)
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NOT OK TO CALL LOCATIONS....
THEY CANNOT HELP YOU SIGN UP FOR A CLASS. 
Please call our office or email us.
To Register: EMAIL  keepthebeatdshs@aol.com
Student names
Contact email
Contact phone
Date of class
City of class









Important Notice

Attention: Important Notice

It has come to our attention that a person by the name of Scott Peabody appeares to be using  material that is very outdated (as much as 17 years old) and using cards that he has made appear similar  to our company cards  as well as stating he is Keep the Beat CPR & First Aid Training. This person, his staff and family is in no way associated with this company and never have been. This company is owned by Tamara E Fairley and has been since 1991. Ms. Fairley has never given this person permission to use the name or materials of this company. Several reports have been made that the cards and books he issues appear almost identical to those developed and used solely by this company. This persons teaching credentials; if any, are unknown to this company. This person is NOT authorized to use any of our organizations material or authorized to teach any of our clients. This person is located in Southwest WA state. If approached by anyone saying they are a representative of this company in order to solicit your business, please confirm with the owner, Tamara Fairley. We are the ONLY licensed company in the state of WA with this name. Any cards issued by someone other then our approved instructors will not be honored or valid. We strive to use only top quality instructors who have been monitored and proven their teaching skills ... when in doubt ... check it out. Thank you for your understanding.

FAQ

Foster Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):  

Q:  I would like to register for a Foster Parent CPR, First Aid, BBP class.  What information do you need from me in order to register?

A: In order to register you on the class list we need the Date and Location (city) of the class you would like to attend.  We also need your full name including spelling and your phone number.  You will be called or emailed back with confirmation. 

Q: How do I register for a class?

 

A: If you are a foster parent within the State of Washington or with a private agency or with DSHS this page will host

 a list of CPR & First Aid classes by region for you to attend. 

PLEASE send your information in an email to keepthebeatdshs@aol.com

In the email list the following...

Student names:
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone:
Date of class:
Location of class:

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND A CLASS AND YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL. THANK YOU

You can also call with this information and leave a message at:

To sign up for a class that is listed please call 253-217-1105 (Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM)
 for long distance calls: 1-888-704-6074(Mon- Fri 9am to 5 PM) 
NOTE: Email is the fastest way for you to register.

PLEASE: Give us at least 24 hours to return your calls and e-mails. We try to contact you by the following

 business day. Due to the high volume of calls every day it is sometimes difficult to contact you on the day you called. We keep 

very detailed call logs of when you call and when we return your call. If you are having a problem please e-mail keepthebeatwa@aol.com

This is the e-mail address to use ONLY if you are having a problem with the other e-mail address or phone. Thank you.

 

PLEASE NOTE: our office hours are mon-fri 9 am to 5 pm. We are NOT open to return calls or e-mails

 on the weekends. HOWEVER, starting Jan 8, 2007 we will check voice mails on Saturdays from

 8am to 10:30 am for EMERGENCY calls only. We do everything possible to prevent emergencies on

 the day of class and will do everything humanly possible to accommodate/remedy problems.

Q: What does your Foster Parent Course include?

A:  Our Foster Parent course is an all-inclusive course. 

This class list meets all of your needs as a foster parent. When you take this class you will have CPR training for all three age groups (infant/child/adult), you will have BBP training (yes this includes HIV in this section), and you will have general first aid training (which also includes basic child safety tips for the home). 

Q: What books/cards/class materials are used?

A: We are all trained instructors with AHA; But due to the foster parent course content we DO NOT use AHA books, or cards. The course you take has much more info then found in any one AHA book, therefore the book and card you receive was designed with forster care requirements in mind. We do not claim that the card or book is in anyway endoresed or used in the standard AHA classes.

Q: I am a Foster Parent. What is my cost for the class?

A: There is no cost to any Foster Parent (in the process or lisensed), Respite providers, or caregivers of foster children. 

 


Q: Do you provide child care during classes?

A: Sorry, No we do NOT provide child care.  However, if it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to find child care you may bring the child(ren) with you to class.  Please note:  If there is too much of a distraction the instructor may ask you to leave.


Q: I am a Health Care Provider (EMT, Paramedic, Firefigher, First Responder, Nurse, Doctor) that has ALS, ACLS or PALS training.  Do I need to take the entire Foster Parent Course?

A: NO, you need to contact Tamara Fairley directly. You must provide a copy of the training you have and you will be issued you BLS card and certificate for Foster Parents. Please understand that some offices you may deal with do not know or understand the "levels" of training and may tell you that you must take this course. If that is the case; again; contact Tamara Fairley DIRECTLY at 253-804-6074.


Q: The class I want to sign up for says "TBA" for the location. 

A:  This means the class is scheduled as planned but the location is "TO BE ANNOUNCED".  We will call everyone on the class list when a location is confirmed as well as post it on the website. 


Q: I lost my card and/or certificate.  Can I obtain another one?

A: Yes.  Call us or email us with your Name, Phone number & mailing address as well as the Date and Location you attended the class and we will mail you out another one. 

PLEASE: make copies of your certifiate as SOON as you get it. This will help you incase you cant find the orginal when you need it. We get alot of requests because people misplace them, it can slow things down for you if we have to mail or fax out another one. So play it safe and make copies 


Q: I do not see the city I live in on the class schedule.  Is my city not available?

A:  We have a lot of Foster Parent classes state-wide.  It is difficult for us to reach every city needed.  Please choose from the list available for the closest class to you.


Q: Do you offer in-home Foster Parent classes?

A: No, DSHS no longer allows training in your home


Q:  Do I have to attend the Foster Parent class in the region I live in?

A: No, you can attend any of the pre-scheduled classes.  Does not matter which region you live in.


Q: Will I be receiving a confirmation letter in the mail for the class I signed up for?

A: We do Not mail out confirmation letters.  All confirmations are emailed or done by phone.  Please write down all the class information at this time.


Q: My daughter/Son is 13 years old.  Can they attend your class?

A:  DSHS requires students to be 16 years and older 


Q: Do you offer an online course?

A:  We do NOT offer and online course.  All of our classes are done in person.  You must attend the class to obtain certification.


Q: I attended the first night of class, however, there was a family emergency and I could not attend the second night.  Can I reschedule for only the portion I missed?

A:  Yes.  When signing up please let us know that information and we will get you into the next available class to complete the course. 


Q:  I have had training in the past several times and only have to "renew" my certification.  Do I need to attend the entire class?

A:  Yes, you still have to attend the entire class.  Our classes are designed to benefit both renewing and first-time students.  Also, the standards are often changing so it is beneficial to attend the entire class.  It does not matter what you may have been told by someone else, we strictly follow our guidelines set down by the agencies that license us and are accountable to them for the training you receive, we DO NOT cut corners.

 

Q: How soon will I get the paperwork I need to prove I took the class?

A: You will be given a wallet card that states the card is good for 2 years, the card also lists the following: CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP, First Aid. You will also be given a certificate that states you completed CPR (infant/child/adult), BBP/First Aid. The certificate does NOT state the expiration date, only the wallet card has the date in which you need to renew your class. You will be given BOTH of these at the end of the class, if you some reason you only get one of these items PLEASE ask your instructor for the other item.

Q: What if I cant attend the class I signed up for?

A: If you cannot attend a class after you have enrolled please contact us and let us know you will not be there. This frees space for a fellow foster parent to attend the much needed (and required) training.

 

Q:   I registered online for a Foster Parent course but never received confirmation. 

A:  You should receive a confirmation within 24 hours.  If you did not, please check your spam/junk mail folder as well.  If you still did not receive confirmation please contact us by phone.