Hands For Life

Stamford EMS is a proud partner in Hands For Life, a coalition dedicated to increasing community awareness of cardiovascular disease by working with local civic groups and businesses to arrange talks on heart disease, recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, activating 911 and performing compression-only CPR.

Studies of real emergencies that have occurred in homes, at work or in public locations, show that when an adult suddenly collapses, trained or untrained bystanders – that means a person near the victim – should call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest. These two steps, called Hands-Only™ CPR, can be as effective as conventional CPR. Providing Hands-Only™ CPR to an adult who has collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest can more than double that person’s chance of survival. Click here for more information on Hands Only™ CPR.

Automated External Defibrillator Placement Programs

  • Are you interested in getting an AED for your workplace or public location?
  • Do you have an AED and want to know more about proper maintenance and training?

We can help develop the right plan for you.

If you have any questions regarding our training programs, please contact us at training@stamfordems.org.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.