About This Initiative

CPR Training is a key initiative of NYC Service and the New York City Fire Department, designed to save lives and empower trainees to act as citizen responders in response to a cardiac arrest. 

Out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for an estimated 380,000 deaths a year nationally. CPR, or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is a life-saving technique that helps increase survival rates for victims of cardiac arrest. It works by maintaining blood flow to the heart and brain until help arrives. Through this initiative, over 95,000 New Yorkers have been trained in bystander CPR.


Be 911: Teens Take Heart 

NYC Service is currently partnering with FDNY and the Department of Education (DOE) to train 5,000 New York high school students in bystander CPR and cardiovascular health. The Be 911: Teens Take Heart program works with schools, primarily in neighborhoods with high incidences of cardiac arrest and cardiovascular risk factors, to elevate youth service and train students to be leaders in their communities during an emergency.  New York City teens will learn compressions-only CPR and receive education on cardiovascular health, promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle. 

Sign up!

To schedule a CPR training session for your group, or to learn about sessions you can attend, click here. To sign your high school up for the Be 911: Teens Take Heart training, click here