Babysitter Training

The Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department is the lead training agency for the Takoma Park Recreation Department babysitter skills course.

Aimed at schoolchildren ages 11-13, this 12-hour course (six two-hour evening sessions) provides a solid introduction to infant and child care, fire safety, injury prevention, first aid, CPR and personal safety/security.

Nurses and Takoma Park police officers teach the class along with fire/rescue volunteers.