Hands Only CPR: Success Story

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, keeps a person's blood and oxygen pumping to the brain and heart until help can arrive in an emergency. About 80 percent of all cardiac arrests happen somewhere other than in a hospital. Learning this lifesaving technique improves a victim's chance of survival.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

For an instructional video on how to perform Hands Only CPR visit the Fire Department’s website here.