Become a Medic 2 CPR Instructor

We are hiring CPR instructors

Job title: CPR Instructor

Employer: Contracted position with Seattle Fire Department

Application window: Accepting applications until the positions are filled.


Job description: 

Help those who live, work and visit Seattle become lifesavers through teaching the critical skill of CPR. The Seattle Fire Department’s Medic 2 Bystander CPR Program is hiring up to 20 contracted instructors to teach CPR to individuals, organizations, schools and non-profits in the City of Seattle. No prior experience or training is required. Medic 2 will provide training and cover costs associated with becoming a certified adult, child and infant CPR instructor through the Health & Safety Institute. This is a contracted position with no medical or dental benefits. Flexibility among instructors hired with availability during the workday and/or weekends is desired.

Instructors are expected to teach a minimum of one CPR course each quarter. Course materials are provided by the Seattle Fire Department, and a fixed amount per class is paid to contracted instructors. Travel time to pick-up and return equipment and donations, as well as to and from classes is not compensated.

Pay scale:

  • Hands-only CPR class: $80
  • CPR Certification class: $120
  • Community events: $40 per hour (max of $240 per single event)

Individuals selected for the contracted positions are required to complete a CPR certification course, a 2-hour online course and attend an in-person 6-hour orientation. Once those steps are complete, individuals must shadow and then be observed teaching a CPR course to become officially certified and able to teach classes on their own.

Only apply for this contract opportunity if you are available to complete/attend training on the below dates (more information will be provided to those who are hired):

  • Attend CPR certification course prior to May 15: multiple date options will be offered upon hire (CPR card cost covered by SFD; time to attend not compensated)
  • Complete 2-hour online training prior to May 16: complete when convenient for your schedule (online course cost covered by SFD; time to attend not compensated)
  • Attend in-person CPR Instructor orientation on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (compensated at $40 total for training)

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct training sessions for individuals or groups in various settings including schools, community centers, corporate offices, non-profits and more.
  • Demonstrate correct CPR procedures and AED utilization.
  • Offer constructive feedback to aid in student improvement.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress to ensure proficiency in CPR and AED use.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development requested by Medic 2 and stay current with CPR and AED training best practices.
  • Comfortability speaking in front of large groups of people.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and students.

Requirements and desired skills:

  • Must be able to pass a background check to be able to instruct in public and private schools.
  • Flexible work schedule that allows availability during the workday and/or weekends is desired.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deliver effective training sessions.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Reliable form of transportation.
    • CPR equipment and materials are picked up and returned to Seattle Fire Department Headquarters – 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle WA 98104.
    • Classes are taught at locations across the City of Seattle.
  • Fluency in languages other than English is a plus.

Physical demands:

  • Must be able to stand and crouch on the ground for extended periods.
  • Must be able to lift and carry training equipment, up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proper CPR and AED techniques.

About Medic 2:

Seattle Fire Department’s Medic 2 bystander CPR program was the first known civilian CPR training program in the world. Questions? Contact


Fire Department

Harold Scoggins, Fire Chief
Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: 301 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: (206) 386-1400
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The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) has 33 fire stations located throughout the City. SFD deploys engine companies, ladder companies, and aid and medic units to mitigate loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and other disasters.