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Eric, You mention being a belt & suspenders kind of person and I have that tendency myself. In thinking over our discussion I thought of a couple things that might serve you well.
1. CPR training - Other than CPR also ABC''s (airway, breathing, circulation,) & how to correct, always starting point for emergency medical care. Also Heimlich (sp?) and treatment for choking victims. American Heart Association, and Red Cross used to be licensing agencies they were slightly different, I know AHA still has classes not sure about RC. Used to be a short 4hr "heartsaver" class available but take a full 8 Hr. course if possible. Check with Public Relations people at local hospital, local Fire Dept., Community Colleges for classes.
2. First Aid Classes - If you haven''t already had some kind of first aid in military etc. classes available from Red Cross or EMT classes available at Community Colleges but may require more time than you have available.