Push to Survive is a public safety announcement and public education campaign brought to you by Unified Fire Authority and Salt Lake City Fire Department. These organizations have worked tirelessly with several public safety entities and within our own organizations to improve the outcome of victims of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). Currently nearly 300,000 people experience OHCA each year. Nationally, 92% of these people do not survive. If hands-only CPR is started by a bystander within 2 minutes, and EMS arrives and administers High Performance Resuscitation Standards, 1 in 2 of these victims can survive and return to a normal life.
If you have 10 minutes, you can learn to save a life. Our program is easy to follow, and easy to do. Three “C”s.
Check – Unconscious, Not breathing normally
Call – Call 911 immediately
Compress – Push hard and fast on the center of the chest
It’s free, it’s easy, and YOU can save a life!
WE NEED YOU! Each minute a non-beating heart goes without proper chest compressions, their chance of survival is diminished by 10%. Average response times in Salt Lake County, regardless of what city, township, or region you live, is 5-8 minutes from when you call 9-1-1 to EMS arrival at your scene. That being said, without good, Hands-Only CPR being started, most efforts we can provide are considered futile. Please take a moment and watch the video. You can practice on a pillow or cushion at home. Or, if you are interested in having a Push To Survive Program delivered in your community or social event, please request a class and we will be in touch shortly.
If you would like to watch the Push To Survive 10-minute video. You can learn practicing with a pillow or cushion if you wish.