CPR - A FREEway to saving a life

Emergency medical service providers treat nearly 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Effective bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR - provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest - can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

You can make a difference by learning more about CPR. Travel one of Olathe's five CPR FREEways to help make a difference when someone needs it most:

FREEway 1: Web (no cost)

Simple ideas to help save a life:

  • Read and email the Be a Lifesaver flyer (pdf) to your friends, family or co-workers.
  • Print off the flyer and post it home, work or school.
  • Post a link to this page - OlatheKS.org/Fire/CPR - on your Facebook wall.
  • Post an image of the flyer on your Facebook wall and "share" it with your family and friends.

Have a CPR question? Please call 913-971-7900.

FREEway 2: Hands-OnlyTM CPR (no cost)

Too busy to take a class? Hands-OnlyTM CPR is an easy, two-step process to learn a lifesaving skill from your phone or computer. Visit HandsOnlyCPR.org now to get started. After you visit the link and learn the two steps, tell others how easy Hands-OnlyTM CPR is by posting the link to your Facebook page or tweeting it with #olathefirecpr.

You can also read the Be a Lifesaver flyer.

Have a CPR question? Please call 913-971-7900.

FREEway 3: Heartsaver/AED (no course delivery cost, hands-on learning, student workbook will be needed)

Heartsaver CPR/AED - taught by AHA certified instructors - teaches techniques to help save adult, infant and child victims of cardiac or respiratory arrest. And, it covers one-person techniques in CPR, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED), rescue breathing and treatment of a choking victim. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a HeartSaver CPR/AED card.

Classes are open to the public (live or work in Olathe) and held at Fire Administration (1225 S. Hamilton Circle) on the third Thursday of every month alternating between daytime and evening classes. ODD numbered months are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and EVEN numbered months are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2014 CPR/AED classes:

  • ODD months:  January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17, September 18 and November 20.
  • EVEN months: February 20, April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16 and December 18.

2015 CPR/AED classes:

  • ODD months: January 15, March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17 and November 19.
  • EVEN months: February 19, April 16, June 18, August 20, October 15 and December 17.

Have a CPR question? Please call 913-971-7900.

Participants need to purchase the AHA's Student Workbook. "Heartsaver(R) AED Student Workbook." This link is provided as a courtesy only and does not imply endorsement.

Class sizes are limited. Call 913-971-7900 to register.

FREEway 4: Community CPR  (no cost, hands-on learning)

CPRThe Community CPR program for Olathe residents uses Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® which is an all-in-one, personal CPR training kit that makes learning the core skills of CPR easy, convenient, affordable and fun for the whole family. In just one hour you and 49 other neighbors will learn livesaving CPR skills. CPR Anytime® uses the research-proven Practice-While-Watching method that helps improve learning and retention. A key feature of the CPR Anytime program is that family and friends each use their own kits to share training with their loved ones and refresh skills as often as needed.

Class participants are expected to share their new, lifesaving knowledge with 10 family or friends after course completion. Classes are open to the public and held at Fire Administration (1225 S. Hamilton Circle) twice each year.

Class sizes are limited. Call 913-971-7900 to register.

FREEway 5: Special delivery (no cost)

If you want to learn lifesaving CPR skills, but have a hardship or feel that a traditional classroom setting limits your ability to learn, just call us at 913-971-7900 to find an individualized learning plan. You can also read the Be a Lifesaver flyer (pdf).