COVID-19 Information - Stay up to date on mask orders, guidelines, vaccine, testing and local information.

Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 11433
  |   Categories: Fire Department Press Releases

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training in Lee’s Summit

February is American Heart Month, and the City of Lee’s Summit is offering free Hands-Only™ CPR training Feb. 23 at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. These training sessions provide vital information, which can greatly increase the chances of survival for individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

There will be three, 45-minute training sessions available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Individuals experienced in teaching CPR will conduct the training sessions, which include a brief video and the use of mannequins to practice chest compressions. Participants will receive a certificate and free T-shirt, while supplies last.

Registration is available at LSparks.net or by calling 969-1500. Space is limited for these training sessions, so it is best to register early. Walk-ins will be permitted if space is still available the day of the event. Nearly 900 residents have participated in these training sessions since they first began in 2015.

“The more people who know CPR, the greater the chance someone will step in to help during an emergency,” said Lee’s Summit Assistant Fire Chief Jim Eden. “We want every Lee’s Summit resident to learn this important skill so that when an emergency happens, the survival rate is greater.”

According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Learning Hands-Only™ CPR could mean the difference between life and death during an emergency.

The City’s Health Education Advisory Board sponsors the event along with community partners, including the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and John Knox Village. The training sessions are funded in part by a grant from Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.

Print

Latest Press Releases

City Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds Upgraded to Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service

City Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds Upgraded to Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service

The Lee’s Summit Water Utility’s water and sewer bonds were recently upgraded to Aa1 from Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service. The new Aa1 rating is assigned to the City’s $2.5 million of rated debt outstanding. Moody’s cited the Water Utility’s “high debt services coverage ratios and healthy liquidity due to strong management practices” as among the factors considered in the rating, noting the “affluent service area...
Lee’s Summit Mayor Baird Appoints Councilmember Beto Lopez as Mayor Pro Tempore
Lee’s Summit Mayor Baird Appoints Councilmember Beto Lopez as Mayor Pro Tempore

Lee’s Summit Mayor Baird Appoints Councilmember Beto Lopez as Mayor Pro Tempore

On Tuesday, April 17, Mayor Bill Baird appointed newly elected District 3 Councilmember Beto Lopez to serve as mayor pro tempore. In accordance with the City of Lee’s Summit Charter, the mayor shall appoint annually, a mayor pro tempore no later than the first regular meeting of the City Council in May. The mayor pro tempore assumes the powers and the duties of the mayor during the absence or disability of the mayor, or if a vacancy occurs. The mayor pro...
City Looking for Public Input on Review of Property Maintenance Code

City Looking for Public Input on Review of Property Maintenance Code

The City of Lee’s Summit is seeking local property owners and tenants to assist and give feedback in the review of the latest update of the City’s Property Maintenance Code. Participation in this project requires a time commitment of one hour per week, for six to eight weeks. Meetings will be held from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 SE Green St., and are expected to begin the first week of May. The Property Maintenance Code...
Public Opportunities to Help the City Shape Its Goals and Policies on Fair Housing

Public Opportunities to Help the City Shape Its Goals and Policies on Fair Housing

The City of Lee’s Summit will be conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) in the next eighteen months, a federal mandate for the Entitlement Communities of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. Community participation will be sought by the City to better understand the issues related to housing, housing choice and overall quality of life of its citizens in order to draft future goals and policies to...
Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training Feb. 10, 2018
Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training Feb. 10, 2018

Free Hands-Only™ CPR Training Feb. 10, 2018

The Lee’s Summit Health Education Advisory Board (HEAB) is offering a free, Hands-Only™ CPR training on Sat., Feb. 10, at the Gamber Community Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit.  Volunteers experienced in teaching CPR will conduct the training which includes a brief video and hands on chest compression practice with the use of mannequins. Registration for Hands-Only™ CPR training is available...
First353739Last