The Westlake Fire-EMS Department is a certified American Red Cross training site and teaches classes to the public. The department uses the American Red Cross Hands-Only CPR and AED course.

Why Learn Hands-Only CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 EMS-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

The complimentary classes are designed for ages 10 or older - minors must be accompanied by an adult. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 2 participants. Registration is required by calling the Fire Department at 817-490-5786 or emailing Chief John Ard at jard@westlake-tx.org.

A certificate of completion is issued to participants. Healthcare providers requiring professional certification are encouraged to contact American Red Cross for class resources.

To stay fresh on your skills between training classes and for the preparedness information you need every day, download the FREE Red Cross Mobile Apps.