Our community education program begins with teaching free CPR.
Did you know that 88% of all sudden cardiac arrests take place in the home? VBVRS volunteers need your help! With the free CPR and First Aid training we offer our community, you can be trained by our skilled, experienced member CPR instructors. They’ll give you the confidence to step out of your comfort zone and help someone—possibly a loved one— survive a sudden cardiac arrest.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Family & Friends® CPR teaches adult, child, and infant CPR with AED use and relief of choking. First Aid teaches general principals, trauma and medical emergency care, and what to do in environmental situations.
This class is perfect for:
- new moms
- church groups
- and anyone interested in “knowing what to do.”
With the help of community-spirited people trained in CPR, and the quick response of the Virginia Beach EMS, Fire and Police Departments, the Virginia Beach survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is 36% while the national average survival rate stands at 17%.
To learn more about how you can become a lifesaver trained in CPR, or to register, click here.