January 20, 2013 | by

Kansas City Kansas Fire Department, University of Kansas Hospital to launch CPR program

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Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve seen someone suddenly collapse and didn’t know what to do?

Remember, the difference between doing something and doing nothing could be the difference in saving someone’s life.

This is why the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department is partnering with the University of Kansas Hospital to launch a new program that provides Hands- Only CPR training to citizens in Wyandotte County.

“Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest dramatically increases a victim’s chances of survival,” says KCK Fire Chief, John Paul Jones. “The HeartSafe Community mission is to empower our citizens to know what to do and the ability to act immediately. The life they save could be a member of the community, a loved one or a friend.”

Read the News Release at the Kansas City Kansan.