City of Independence, Missouri

Hands-Only CPR Training

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Monday, August 12, 2013 – The City of Independence Fire Department, the professional firefighters of Independence Local 781 and Centerpoint Medical Center have teamed up to provide free training to save lives through Hands-Only CPR.

Approximately 360,000 cardiac deaths occur outside the hospital each year in the United States, with about three quarters of them occurring in the home. Hands-Only CPR is a simple skill that can help save a life.

CPR can make all the difference in the world to a loved one, friend or coworker with this simple two-step program. Step 1: If you see someone collapse, Call 911. Step 2: If the person is not responding and appears to not be breathing, just press on the center of their chest in a hard, fast rhythm until professional help arrives.

Scheduled locations, dates and times open to the public:

Christ United Methodist Church     Diamond Bowl
14506 E. 39th St.                            218 N. Osage
6:30-7:30 p.m.                                 6 - 7 p.m.
Monday, August 19, 2013               Tuesday, August 20, 2013

LDS Church
705 W. Walnut
7 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Register Today! Bring your family and friends for an hour of fun and life-saving education. Reservations are encouraged but not required. More locations, dates and times will be announced soon. For class registration contact Joe Lay, Assistant Fire Chief at or call (816) 325-7160.