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Be A Life Saver: Free hands only CPR and AED Training

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Robson Square Ice Rink

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


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Thank you for your interest in being a life saver, ticket sales has now ended however we still have capacity at all sessions should you wish to come and learn how to #BeALifeSaver. Follow us on Twitter during the day to see how the event is going. Thank you again.

Free hands only CPR and AED Training Events

When someone suffers from an Out-of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest their chances of survival increase by almost 75% if Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is started and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used.

Witnesses to Sudden Cardiac Arrests can do these two simple tasks prior to the arrival of professional responders safely.

Each session lasts for 30mins and includes videos on how to perform hands only CPR, how to use an AED and on the PulsePoint Respond App; as well as practical hands on experience of hands only CPR and the use of an AED.

At the end of the session you will be able to recognise when someone is having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, what you can do and how to increase their chances of survival until professional responders arrive.

PulsePoint Respond App harnesses the power of new technologies in smartphones to alert CPR trained bystanders within walking distance of victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in public places. The goal of the app is to engage additional bystanders in these lifesaving acts. If this situation was to truly materialize it would have a major impact on survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in BC.


Q. How long will the training take?

A. Approximately 30mins which includes familiarization and practical hands on experience

Q. Who is the training for?

A. The training is for people who wish to become Life Savers across BC who are in Downtown Vancouver durin g the day

Q. What if I am not in Vancouver on the Day where can I get training in CPR and AED familiarization?

A. BCEHS Community Paramedics are running other training events in the communities where they work and they will advertise details. Other agencies such as St John Ambulance, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Red Cross and Lifesaving Society run CPR courses.

Q. When will the training be held?

A. Friday 1st June from 1100hrs to 1800hrs, on the hour and half past the hour. Please arrive prior to the start of the session to confirm registration

Q. Where is the training and how do I get there?

A. At the Central Plaza of Robson Sq - where the Ice Rink is during the winter months. Please enter via the north end steps next to Vancouver Art Gallery.

Q. Who is providing the training?

A. The training will be provided by certified BCEHS Educators who are all Paramedics with support from Heart and Stroke Foundation, St John Ambulance and Justice Institute of BC

Q. What will training include?

A. Training will include video demonstration and practice of Hands Only CPR for adults and AED familiarization

Q. How old do you have to be to take this training?

A. There are no specific age requirements for this training

Q. I need CPR/AED training for work. Can I get verification of successful course completion?

A. No, you will need to get more extensive training. However on the day you will be issued with a Certificate of Appreciation for becoming a Life Saver

Q. I’ve had CPR/AED training before. Will this training count toward refresher training?

A. Participation is a good way to refresh your skills. But if you need verification that you have successfully completed a refresher course, you will need more extensive training.


Robson Square Ice Rink

800 Robson Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


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