A cardiac arrest can happen anywhere and at any time and does not discriminate against age, gender, race, or fitness level. More than 33,000 Australians suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year and just 9 percent survive. However, statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double a person’s chance of survival.
Since 80 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in residential settings, if you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.
We want to empower communities and individuals and educate them on life-saving skills that one day might be used to save the life of another person.
We’re providing CPR training in communities across the state to make sure that when someone has a cardiac arrest, the public knows what to do to save a life. CPR for Life is providing the opportunity for not-for-profit organisations and community groups in Victoria to receive free CPR training.
Interested organisations are urged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to complete a short survey to see if your organisation or community group is eligible to receive free CPR training.
This is a great initiative that we strongly encourage not-for-profit groups or organisation’s to apply for.
Please be aware our free CPR training workshops do not provide you with an accredited nationally recognised certificate.