Each year, over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital. When this occurs, it can be deadly. However, when CPR and defibrillation by an Automated External Debrillator (AED) is administered immediately, cardiac arrest is reversible in most cases. Unfortunately, without CPR and defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases by 10% each minute. The “Springfield LifeSave” program aims to decrease the number of cardiac arrests in our community.
The goals of the “Springfield LifeSave” initiative are to train 45,000 people in compression-only CPR, double the number of AEDs in the community, and have 100 businesses and organizations commit to the “50/50 Challenge.”
The Springfield Fire Department is proud to offer compression-only CPR & AED Training to groups of individuals or businesses.
This training is $63 per class provided, for up to 30 participants. This class is approximately 1 hour long and includes hands-on training with mannequins. For more information, contact us. Please note: compression-only training is not a certification class. It is meant to help students recognize cardiac arrest, administer proper chest compressions and use an AED.
You are also welcome to view our 3-minute instructional video on compression-only CPR. Remember, you can save a life using just your two hands!
Businesses and organizations that take the “50/50 challenge” and commit to certifying 50% of the workforce or 50 employees (or members), will be designated as a “Springfield LifeSave” organization. Those who purchase an AED in addition to getting their employees certified in CPR will be designated as a “Springfield LifeSave Plus” organization.
These organizations will receive a window cling designating the establishment as a "Springfield LifeSave Safe Spot." They will also be formally recognized by city council.