You know Staying Alive?

Then you can save a life.


Learn "Hands Only"TM CPR and you can be a first responder for someone you love.

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Your best chance for success - 20 minutes of CPR

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Earlier this year, the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority put in place a new protocol, aimed to improve outcomes when someone's heart stop and they aren't breathing.

According to the American Heart Association and medical studies, the best thing you can do for someone whose heart has stopped is to provide 20 minutes of uninterrupted CPR. We call it :20 minutes for Life - and we want every patient whose heart stops to get those minutes. That is why we will be treating the patient where they are, not rushing to the hospital. CPR saves lives and the sooner it is started, the greater the chance of survival.

KCEAA is the first EMS agency in West Virginia to put this protocol in place. Other agencies throughout the nation are currently performing this protocol.

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Want to learn CPR? We have a class for you!

KCEAA offering CPR classes twice a month all 2018

Classes start at 6 p.m. and last about two hours. Cost is $40. No registration is required. Just show up and learn how to help save the life of someone around you, in our auditorium at 601 Brooks Street in Charleston. For upcoming class dates, please view our 2018 Calendar and our 2019 Calendar. For those who would like the First Aid certification as well, that cost is an additional $15.

To arrange a CPR class on-site at your business or other group, call our Education Department at 304.345.2312, ext. 1128.

To learn more about heart attacks and CPR, go to the American Heart Association website.