Cardiac Arrest & CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) saves lives!  When a bystander performs CPR, the survival rate doubles or even triples.  CPR is a life saving skill that everyone should know and we encourage you to learn CPR or Hands-Only CPR today!

How is Hands-Only CPR different than traditional CPR?

  • No “mouth to mouth”; only chest compressions
  • Training is quick and easy to remember
  • It is simple enough for almost any teen or adult to learn
  • It is FREE! (See below for link to register)

Why It Matters

We have responded to nearly 450 cardiac arrest calls over the past five years all across every neighborhood in our community. And in the United States as a whole, more than 1,600 people suffer a cardiac arrest every day, 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. When a bystander performs CPR while waiting for first responders to arrive, they are often the difference between life and death–in addition to a better quality of life if the victim survives.



Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association


American Red Cross

American Heart Association

Kardiac Lifesavers 


Understanding a Cardiac Arrest vs. a Heart Attack  (Go Red for Women)

American Heart Association

National Institutes of Health

Mayo Clinic