Every 2 minutes, an adult collapses from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) without warning. SCA can happen anywhere, at anytime, to anyone, and it is almost always fatal.
In response to this, Maplewood Fire/EMS launched an initiative in 2015 to become a Heart Safe City. Maplewood Fire/EMS aims to train thousands of people in our community Hands-Only™ CPR. The goal of this initiative is to educate people about cardiac arrest and empower members of the community to assist an adult who suddenly collapses.
Hands-Only™ CPR is a simplified method of CPR that requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing. It is a two-step technique that involves calling 911 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest until help arrives.
To get involved, sign up and attend an upcoming training session, or learn at home by checking out a take home Hands Only CPR training kit.
By educating the residents and business owners of Maplewood on Hands-Only™ CPR, we aim to earn a Heart Safe designation from the Minnesota Department of Health and the American Heart Association.