• SCFD Teaches Free Hands Only CPR Classes

    September 18, 2018

    Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (September 18,2018)-- Seminole County Fire Department and community partners are hosting free Hands-Only CPR courses on World Heart Day (WHD), Saturday, September 29, from 9:00am until 12:00pm. The training courses can be completed in under an hour, and participants will learn how to administer chest compressions and automated external defibrillators in the event of a cardiac emergency. Chest compressions will be practiced on manikins provided on site.

    Residents should register at www.seminolecountyfl.gov/savealifeseminole. Training courses will be held at:

    • Seminole State College- Altamonte
    • Seminole State College Main Campus- Sanford
    • Central Florida Regional Hospital - Sanford
    • Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital -Longwood

    To date, over 10,000 Seminole County residents have been taught Hands-only CPR.


    • About 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die; however, CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
    • According to the American Heart Association, Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for adults and teens.


    The World Heart Federation established World Heart Day in 2000 to bring global awareness to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. On WHD, individuals worldwide are able to join in the fight against the CVD burden by creating a call to action encouraging heart-healthy living. Seminole County’s call to action is teaching life saving hands-only CPR.  Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack; of these, 210,000 are a patient’s second heart attack. For many information about World Heart Day, please visit https://www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day/.

    For more information, please contact Paula Thompson at 407-665-5025 or Sharon Gregory at 407-665-5128.

    Ashley Moore, Community Relations Officer
    (407) 665-1172
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