American Medical Response, Arlington Fire Department and the Texas
Rangers are partnering to teach Hands Only CPR and How to stop the
Bleed training to help saves lives and make our community safer.
On May 23 2018, local EMS provider American Medical Response (AMR) in
collaboration with Arlington Fire Department and The Texas Rangers Baseball Club will provide
coaching to the community, and teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR and how to
stop bleeding in an emergency. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National
Emergency Medical Services Week with events being held nationwide.
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival.
Through these initiatives and similar initiatives the City of Arlington has achieved a bystander CPR rate of 60%, almost 20% higher than the national average which saves lives every day.
For the second year, AMR is partnering with both ACEP and IAFC for events throughout the week. For
more information about AMR’s CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR.
OBJECTIVE: AMR and AFD providing free training
WHEN: May 23, 2018 at 5:00pm
WHERE: 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington TX 76011