Take Heart Woodbury

Every 2 minutes, an adult collapses from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) without warning. SCA can happen
anywhere, at anytime, to anyone, and it is almost always fatal.

In response to this, Woodbury Public Safety launched an initiative called Take Heart™ Woodbury to train 7,000 people in our community Hands-Only™ CPR. The goal of Take Heart™ Woodbury is to educate people about cardiac arrest and empower members of the community to assist an adult who suddenly collapses. In February 2013, the Take Heart Woodbury campaign reached its goal of training 7,000 community members! Thank you to all those who participated!

The Public Safety Department continues training community members in Hands-Only™ CPR. To date, more than 10,200 community members have been trained!

Hands-Only™ CPR is a simplified method of CPR that requires no mouth-to-mouth breathing. It is a two-step technique that involves calling 911 and pushing hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest until help arrives.

To get involved, sign up and attend an upcoming training session, host a Save a Life Party or event (for groups of 1-100 people), or learn at home by checking out a CPR Training Kit from the Public Safety Department.

By educating the residents and business owners of Woodbury on Hands-Only™ CPR, we aim to earn a Heart Safe designation from Allina Hospitals and Clinics.

For more information, send an email to CPR@ci.woodbury.mn.usThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !- document.write(''); //--> .

Upcoming Hands-Only™ CPR Courses

Sunday, Oct. 18
6-6:30 p.m.
Upper Afton Road Fire Station, 6301 Upper Afton Road

No registration required.

Take Heart™ Heroes

The following organizations have made outstanding contributions to the Take Heart™ Woodbury effort:

  • Autumn Grain
  • Bailey Elementary
  • City of Woodbury
  • Crossroads Church
  • Globe University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • King of Kings Friday Bible Study Group
  • Lake Middle School
  • Lions Club
  • Liberty Ridge Elementary
  • Minnesota School of Cosmetology
  • New Life Academy
  • Rainbow Fresh
  • Red Rock Elementary
  • St. Ambrose Church
  • Summit Orthopedics Corporate Office
  • Target Distribution Center
  • YMCA
  • Woodbury Animal Hospital
  • Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Woodbury Baptist Church
  • Woodbury City Council
  • Woodbury Methodist Church
  • Woodbury Senior High School Health Classes

For more information on how your organization can become a Take Heart™ Hero, contact us at cpr@ci.woodbury.mn.us.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Locator

View the AED Map to determine the locations in Woodbury that have an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Take Heart Woodbury from SWCTC on Vimeo.

The Take Heart™ Woodbury Program is sponsored by Take Heart™ Minnesota.

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