Sign Up for Free High School CPR Program
Through a partnership between New York City Service, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit is offering a customized CPR training program targeting high school students throughout the City. Through this program to help educate New Yorkers, New York City youth will be prepared to act as citizen responders, stepping in and helping to save a life in response to a cardiac arrest.
Response and Prevention
Out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for an estimated 380,000 deaths a year nationally. CPR, or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is a life-saving technique that helps increase survival rates for victims of cardiac arrest. It works by maintaining blood flow to the heart and brain until help arrives. The Be 911 Teens Take Heart program will train New York City youth how to perform compressions-only CPR. New York City youth will be trained how to respond to help save a life.
The Be 911: Teens Take Heart program will also educate New York City youth on cardiovascular health, promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle. This component of the training will emphasize reducing and preventing cardiovascular risk factors.
The FDNY will provide hands-on training to each student, training them to perform CPR in lively and interactive forums. Each training course is 50 minutes.