Eugene Springfield Fire is committed to making the Eugene-Springfield community a HEARTSafe Community. We are focused on increasing cardiac arrest survival rates through awareness, education, and partnering with organizations that further this mission.
What is a HEARTSafe Community?
Eugene Springfield Fire is leading the initiative to make our community safer. In order to be designated a HEARTSafe Community, the Eugene-Springfield area must meet the following criteria:
A lead organization (Eugene Springfield Fire) will oversee and coordinate HEARTSafe efforts
Collection of and analysis of cardiac arrest data
15% of the community population is trained in CPR within 12 months with intent to train an additional 15% each year
Identify and formally recognize community members who perform CPR in an effort to save a life
Increase public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and encourage bystander intervention
Resources for Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Co-Survivors, and Bereaved
More than 356,000 people have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the US each year. Please know that you are not alone! There is support out there for you, your needs, and what to expect after surviving cardiac arrest. Many of our partner organizations offer psychological and emotional support and advocacy opportunities for cardiac arrest Survivors and their Co-Survivors (Co-Survivor: those who witnessed the arrest, spouses, family, friends, and other support persons).