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About CPR Montgomery

CPR Montgomery is an approved and authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. The TC is a non-profit teaching agency operated from the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Training Academy.

CPR Legislation for Schools

Maryland legislature approved House Bill 1366, which will require Maryand public school students graduating after 2019 to complete instruction in Hands Only CPR and AED use. For more information, see the AHA's page on CPR in schools

CPR, Why?

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help.

When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you're calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher's questions will not delay the arrival of help.

Hands Only CPR

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

For more information, visit the American Heart Association's page on Hands Only CPR