Anchorage Survivors exists to improve the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest patients in Anchorage.
Did you know?
The survivability rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Anchorage is over double the national average.
This is due in part to early notification by the public. Saving a life begins with the bystander (that’s you!), progressing through AFD Dispatch to first responders and AFD EMS, continuing to definitive care at local hospitals such as treatment in the cardiac catheterization lab.
About the Sponsors of this Campaign
Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should!
Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
Don’t be afraid; your actions can only help.
If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest.