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heart safe city

Heart Safe City

In 2012, Weld Legacy Foundation partnered with the City of Greeley, Greeley Fire Department, Banner NCMC Paramedic Services, and NCMC’s CardioVascular Institute in the Heart Safe City initiative. The Heart Safe City is a community-wide effort to educate citizens on the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest, identify symptoms, learn how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
The Heart Safe City initiative also called for the placement of AEDs in public gathering spots throughout our community. These AEDs are equipped with simple step-by-step instructions. In 2013, Greeley became the second city in Colorado to officially earn the Heart Safe City distinction. Since 2013, over 1,000 community members have been trained in CPR through this program, and many AEDs are now in service throughout Weld County.
For information about acquiring an AED, contact Roy Otto at