Community CPR & First Aid

Community CPR & First Aid

Be The Beat

    be the beat Now teens have a fun way to learn the signs of cardiac arrest and the simple steps to save a life with the American Heart Association's Be The Beat website, which is loaded with interactive games, music, videos, and chances to win cool prizes.

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Hands-Only CPR

two steps to save a life

Hands-Only CPR can be as effective as CPR with breaths. Watch the demo video and learn how to save a life in 60 seconds.
cpr in schools

Creating the next generation of lifesavers
The easy-to-use CPR in Schools Training Kit is designed just for schools. 

It contains everything needed to train 10 students at once in CPR. 

Repeat the process to train a class, a grade - or even an entire school!

Details about CPR in Schools

Community Products

Family Walking in Park
If a family member, friend or infant in your care had a cardiac or first aid emergency in your presence, could you recognize the signs and respond quickly and appropriately? The American Heart Association has developed a variety of training kits and courses to teach you lifesaving skills.

View the training kits and courses

Community Programs

Three People on Park Bench
Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims are administered immediate CPR from bystanders. Through a variety of programs, the American Heart Association is equipping people and communities to act in emergencies and ultimately save lives.

View the AHA Community Programs

Other

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From product support guides to funding resources for community CPR programs to assessments of how effective such programs are locally, the American Heart Association provides tools that make communities stronger.

View general information for Community CPR & First Aid