If someone in your community suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, how likely are they to survive?
Improving survival from cardiac arrest is not complicated, but it is not easy. Each touchpoint from bystanders to EMS through hospital needs to be trained, equipped and ready to act.
The Citizen CPR Foundation is striving to help communities improve their system of care for cardiac arrest and increase the chances that citizens suffering a cardiovascular emergency will have the best possible outcome and chance for survival. Begin your journey to being a HEARTSafe Community by following the steps below, and updating your information as you work towards that designation. Don’t worry, you can save your progress along the way and return.
Designation as a HEARTSafe Community represents a coordinated effort by police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services, the city/town, schools, and businesses – a community commitment to saving lives!
By becoming a HEARTSafe Community, your town, city officials, and citizens will be recognized for taking the time, and making the effort to optimize each link in the Chain of Survival – to SAVE LIVES!