Arlington County Fire Department to Host Mass CPR Training Event

Published on February 12, 2018

On Valentine's Day, learn to save a life, and help fight heart disease in the process, with the Arlington County Fire Department.

Arlington's healthcare teams are working to combat heart disease on multiple fronts. One of these is the Hands2Hearts Community CPR Program, a partnership between Arlington County Fire and EMS and Virginia Hospital Center, and supported by the American Heart Association (AHA).

To recognize American Heart Month, Hands2Hearts will be conducting a free, mass CPR training event, open to the public at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The event will be from 1-1:30 p.m., on February 14, 2018. Training will occur on all four levels surrounding the center food court.

The public is encouraged to attend and learn the AHA's Two Steps to Save a Life. There will be opportunity to interact with Arlington County firefighters, paramedics, and Virginia Hospital Center's healthcare team while they teach hands-only CPR. You will gain confidence in providing life-saving techniques in just a couple of minutes.

The focus of this program is to train people how to recognize a cardiac arrest, request help, and initiate hands-only CPR. If your group is interested in hosting Hands2Hearts at your location, please email

Please note this is not a certification class. Those wanting to be certified should click here to review those options.