Public CPR

Emergency Medical service providers treat nearly 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Effective bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

You can make a difference by learning more about CPR.


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Hands-Only™ CPR is an easy, two-step process to learn a lifesaving skill from your phone or computer. Hands-Only™ CPR, performed by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as “conventional” CPR in emergencies that occur at home, work or in public. There are only two steps to remember:

  1. Call 911
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

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Introducing AHA Hands-Only™ CPR App. Free download for iPhone, Android and Palm Pre phones. Coming soon for BlackBerry. Download the app here. »

CPR Training Requests

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is now providing CPR for Healthcare Professional CPR and Heartsaver CPR AED classes through the American Heart Association online learning. CPR training consists of three parts; Part 1 is online through the American Heart Association web site. Part 2 and 3 are offered by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical.

Detailed information about registration can be found at the links below:

Healthcare Professional CPR

Heartsaver CPR AED


Classroom Delivery Courses

For inquiries regarding classroom delivery of any courses, please email Karen Glotzbach