Fire Department

Volunteer CPR Initiative

Duluth Residents Invited to Take the Pledge!
Learn Hands-Only CPR  and Help Save Lives

Background: The City of Duluth is one of five cities that have been chosen by the American Heart Association and Cities of Service to receive 500 CPR Anytime Kits (or Hands-Only™ CPR training kits) to help turn more of our residents into lifesavers.

The CPR Anytime Kits are a self-directed, personal CPR training program that can be taught by an individual in the home and is easily offered in a group setting. The core skills of hands-only CPR are taught using an instructional DVD and a personal manikin. Learner’s are provided with a take-home kit that is designed to be shared with family members and friends, multiplying the number of individuals trained with just one kit!

Duluth plans to train 3,000 citizens through the donation of 500 Anytime Kits, equipping Duluthians to act as first responders in cardiac arrest emergencies.

You can get involved by:

  • Registering to attend a free monthly training hosted by the Duluth Fire Department at a neighborhood community club (see calendar below).

  • Scheduling a free training session at your service group, business, faith community and other community organization.

  • Participating in an open training sessions at large-scale community events (see calendar below).

Scheduling a training session is easy and free! Simply contact Cheryl Skafte, Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at 218-730-4334 or email at cskafte@duluthmn.govto set up a time.  Trainings will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, until capacity is met. Please note that a minimum of 10 learners are required per training session. 

The City of Duluth’s Volunteer CPR initiative is possible through the support of our community partners including the state and local chapters of the American Heart Association, the Duluth Public Schools, Essentia Health, St. Luke’s, MN Resuscitation Consortium at the University of Minnesota, and Arrowhead EMS.

To report those you’ve trained with your Hands-Only™ CPR training kit, click on this link here.


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