Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, your actions can only help.
DCFEMS offers free classes on the basics of hands-only CPR and AED awareness. The training instructs participants to focus on their hand placement, tempo and the number of compressions for two minute intervals.
Hands-only CPR is a technique that involves chest compressions without artificial respiration. Studies indicate that hands-only CPR performed immediately may increase a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
Completing the training does not provide participants with certification in CPR or a certification card. Please visit our CPR Training Program
for more information on certification.
Below is information on upcoming classes that you can sign up using the links provided below:
Wednesday, June 22
Thursday, June 23
6:30 - 7:00 pm
MPD 5th District Headquarters
1805 Bladensburg Rd NE
Thursday, July 28
3:20 pm - 3:45 pm
4:15 pm - 4:40 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Academy of Hope
421 Alabama Ave SE
The number of individuals who have received Hands Only CPR Awareness Training.
As of: 06/06/16
Please be aware that completing the DC FEMS training does not provide participants with certification in CPR or a certification card. For more information on certification, please visit CPR Training Program.
To host a hands-only CPR class, please call 311 or visit http://311.dc.gov