What is the Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation?


The Johnson County HeartSafe Foundation is a 501c3 organization located in Johnson County, Kansas, that aims to increase the chances of survival after sudden cardiac arrest, through the education and awareness of hands-only CPR and public AED deployment for Johnson County residents and visitors. 

Our four main purposes of our organizations are as follows:


•    Purpose one –to continue to support and educate through hands-only CPR programs
•    Purpose two –to enhance public access to AED;
•    Purpose three - to publicly celebrate bystander response;
•    Purpose four – to create an outlet for cardiac arrest survivors and families


What is "Hands-Only" CPR?

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park).



Why Learn With Us?

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love:  a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.


  • 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings.


  • In 2019, Johnson County's bystander rate is 60%, meaning that when EMS arrived, there was someone already doing CPR only 60% of the time.  


  • Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.  It can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. 

  • No one wants to be a helpless witness when a cardiac arrest turns into a cardiac death.  By becoming HeartSafe, you have power to act and to save lives!



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