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:
The number of individuals who have received Hands Only CPR Awareness Training.
As of: 01/09/17
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