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CPR saves lives!
With generous funding from the FDNY Foundation and its partners, the Fire Department offers free hands-only CPR classes. The goal of these classes is to equip New Yorkers with the basic skills needed to take action in the event of a cardiac arrest emergency.
Early CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) have been shown to dramatically increase the chance of survival in victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest. The first few minutes after a person goes into cardiac arrest are the most critical. Bystanders who witness or encounter a person in cardiac arrest are the ones who can maintain blood flow to the vital organs by performing chest compressions, improving a person’s chances of survival.
The FDNY currently offers both in-person and virtual training options. Program participants are provided with:
- Skill demonstrations and hands-on practice for performing hands-only CPR
- Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Additional information for identifying a person in need of CPR and other resources.
To sign up for one of our free classes or to schedule a class in your community, please choose one of the options below or contact the FDNY’s CPR Training Unit at (718) 281-3888.