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.