203 East Pecan St
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Administration: (512) 251-2801
Emergencies: 9-1-1

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Cardiac Arrest & CPR

Every day in the United States, more than 1,600 people suffer a cardiac arrest, which is when the heart suddenly stops beating and blood stops flowing. It can happen to anyone at any age, often without warning. Every minute that blood flow is not restored can cut the victim’s survival rate by about 10%. This means that in just a few minutes, death or permanent brain damage can occur.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) saves lives! When a bystander performs CPR, the survival rate doubles or even triples. Travis County Emergency Services District 2 (ESD2) provides free training in Hands-Only CPR to groups of 10 or more people, age 12 years and up. Call our non-emergency number at (512) 251-2801 and ask for the Community Outreach Coordinator to schedule Hands-Only CPR Training at least two weeks in advance. Classes can be scheduled at ESD2 facilities or off-site. This is a short, basic class that does not produce a certification.

How is Hands-Only CPR different than traditional CPR?

  • No “mouth to mouth”; only chest compressions
  • Training only takes about 20 minutes
  • It is simple enough for almost anyone in the community to learn
  • It is FREE!

In addition, ESD2 can “train the trainer,” meaning we teach one or more representatives of your organization how to teach hands-only CPR. We allow you to check out our mannequins and other materials for three days at a time, and you fill out a brief form to indicate how many people you trained.

Here are more educational resources:

CPR TRAINING COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION

 CARDIAC ARREST