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 an effort to save a life
Increase public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and encourage bystander intervention