By the end of 2013, 6,000 Milwaukee residents will be turned into lifesavers at Learn Hands-Only CPR Milwaukee thanks to a grant awarded by the American Heart Association and Cities of Service, a bipartisan coalition of more than 150 mayors who have committed to using service to address pressing local needs.
The City of Milwaukee has been given 1,000 Family and Friends CPR Anytime® Kits as part of a 3 year, $4.5 million grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation.
The Office of Mayor Barrett is working with the Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee County EMS and the local American Heart Association to train 1,000 individuals in Hands-Only CPRTM at various sites throughout the city. These individuals will each pledge to train five other residents this year using the provided training kit.
This website will be updated regularly as new training events are scheduled. Register online now
About the Training:
- The training takes about 25 minutes.
- Participants will need to be able to inflate their own mannequin and kneel on the ground.
- Each person who registers will receive a free CPR Anytime kit to take with them when they complete the training.
- Each participant agrees to use their kit to train at least 5 additional people. Family, friends, neighbors or coworkers.
- Kits contain all materials in English and Spanish, however not all training event will have Spanish instructors.
Groups or sites interested in hosting a public training
If you would be interested in hosting a public training at your facility; would like to conduct a training for your organization, social club, church, etc.; or if you have any questions or comments, please call (414) 227-1403 or email CPRMilwaukee@heart.org. Trainings must take place within the City of Milwaukee.
About Hands-Only™ CPR:
- Eighty percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home.
- Effective bystander CPR can double, and even triple, survival rates.
- Hands-Only CPR has been proven to be just as effective as tradition CPR for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
- Hands-Only CPR is a quick, easy way to save lives.
|If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, |
(1) Call 9-1-1; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
Doing these compressions at the proper beat can more than double a person’s chances of survival; coincidentally, the proper beat matches the classic Bee Gees song “Stayin’ Alive.”