Preparedness and Safety
Partnering with local stakeholders, the City of Fort Lauderdale sought to train residents in the life-saving hands-only CPR technique; at the end of each training event, every volunteer receives an American Heart Association approved CPR training kit to train five other individuals. The city’s partners in this work include the Office of Emergency Management, the Neighbor Support Office, social services, civic associations, and local educational institutions. The initiative specifically targets high school and college students, active community leaders, and Boomer volunteers to train friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members, fellow students, family, and loved ones with these lifesaving, hands-only CPR skills.
As a result of this work, hands-only CPR training has become mandatory at all new city employee orientations, ensuring a continuous flow of trained residents.
"Guided by the principles and values embodied in our community-wide vision, Fort Lauderdale is building the city of tomorrow by making key investments today to enhance quality of life, strengthen civic engagement, and create a healthy, active, inclusive, and sustainable city."Mayor John Seiler