Health First Event Teaches Community CPR and Bleeding Control - with 5K, Family Fun and More for Free
If a loved one suddenly had an emergency medical crisis, would you know what to do to help save them before medical help arrived?
For those not prepared, here's your chance to change that.
Brevard residents are encouraged to register now for Health First's "Save a Life Day," set for the morning of Saturday, June 15, at Viera High School, 6103 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne. This free community event provides Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and "Stop the Bleed" training, as well as a free 5K, family activities, a Pro-Health & Fitness all-age obstacle course and more.
The event's schedule includes:
5:45 a.m. - 5K packet pick-up and registration
6:45 a.m. - 5K registration ends
7 a.m. - 5K Start
8 a.m. - Family activities begin
8:30 a.m. - Training begins
Training includes Family & Friends CPR, which teaches adult, child and infant CPR. These lessons, which follow American Heart Association research and techniques, are designed to inform everyday citizens -- not provide CPR course completion to meet a job requirement. Health First is dedicated to improving the wellness and health of our community and has trained more than 20,000 people in CPR during the past 10 years.
Additionally, Stop the Bleed training (also known as B-Con) follows a national initiative and teaches bystanders how to quickly control bleeding in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Participants will be taught how to save lives by applying pressure, as well as how to use a tourniquet. Health First has taught 3,100 first responders and 1,275 civilians how to Stop the Bleed.
Registration is required for the 5K, CPR and Stop the Bleed training sessions, which will be led by Health First instructors and volunteers. Participants who complete the CPR training will receive a free T-shirt and a complimentary light breakfast. The first 100 participants for Stop the Bleed training will receive a free tourniquet. To register, visit
This free event is one of the many initiatives by Health First to improve the wellness and health of Brevard.
In 2018 alone, the not-for-profit organization provided more than $171 million in community support, which included charity and uncompensated care.