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Hands-Only CPR


commcprMayor Buddy Dyer’s vision is for Orlando to be a community in which every citizen has the knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and treat sudden cardiac arrest. Through our hands-only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training, combined with strategic AED placement and the PulsePoint mobile app technology, we will make Orlando the safest city in America.

In the United States, 400,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur annually.

  • 89% of these patients die, because they do not receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene.
  • 80% of SCA occur at home.
  • 70% of Americans feel helpless to act because they don’t know how to do CPR or they are afraid of hurting the victim.

To schedule a Free Hands-Only CPR for your group:

4-Hour Heart Saver Certified CPR Course

The next 4-hour Heart Saver Certified CPR course will be tentatively held in June 2017 at the Orange County Public Library. Please check back for a specific date and time.

PulsePoint Application

Download the PulsePoint app

PulsePoint is a mobile app that empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The free app is available to residents through the Orlando Fire Department.

The mobile app immediately alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby sudden cardiac arrest event so they can help save a life, and also lets them know the location of the closest publicly accessible automated external defibrillator. The app is activated by the OFD communications center at the same time that EMS teams are dispatched.

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