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The HEARTSafe Timeline

10/2017: The HEARTSafe Alliance was created following the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment which identified cardiac health as a major health concern in the community.  


02/2018: The Greater Williamsburg Area received the official HEARTSafe designation from the Rappahannock EMS Council.

12/2018: The Oversight committee hired a full-time executive director to launch programming to the community.   


02/2019: Free Hands-Only CPR and AED training was launched to the community.

10/2019: PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED went live throughout Greater Williamsburg.


02/2020: HEARTSafe turned one year old and reached 1534 trained in CPR. 

What HEARTSafe Provides
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What makes Williamsburg a HEARTSafe Community
  • Dispatcher Assisted CPR

  • Excellent EMS response

  • Excellent Cardiovascular care

  • Lead HEARTSafe organization

  • Community CPR Training

  • STEMI Response system in place

  • PulsePoint Citizen First Responders

  • Local police equipped with AEDs

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