Hands-Only CPR Training and PulsePoint Applications
Community Training to Save Lives
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, and community training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives. Chesterfield Fire and EMS has partnered with PulsePoint, which empowers CPR-trained citizens to help improve patient outcomes and save lives by reducing collapse-to-CPR and collapse-to-deﬁbrillation times.
Hands-Only CPR and AED Awareness Training
First step to saving a life is to learn CPR. Fire and EMS is providing hands-only CPR and AED awareness training for residents. These hour-long classes are free of charge and will teach you how to perform hands-only CPR immediately after a cardiac event in order to improve survival rates.
- Participants will not receive CPR/AED certifications for completing the class.
- Please sign up for only one session.
- Classes are available for those age 13 and older (13-17 year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Sign up for a hands-only CPR and AED awareness training session. Classes are held at our county libraries on the following dates:
- Clover Hill Library - Friday, Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m.
- Ettrick-Matoaca Library - Monday, Nov. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Meadowdale Library - Thursday, Dec. 8, 10-11 a.m.
- Chester Library - Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
If you have a large group or organization and would like to schedule a CPR training class, please email your request to the Fire and Life Safety Division.
Download PulsePoint Applications
PulsePoint Respond empowers citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. PulsePoint Respond app users, who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency, can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest AED.
PulsePoint AED allows users to report and update AED locations so that emergency responders, including nearby citizens, can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs. Help build the community registry by using PulsePoint AED to describe and photograph the location of the AED.