Public Information & Education

CPR Training

Did you know:︎

  • For each minute the heart goes without pumping blood past 4 minutes, a person’s chance of survival decreases by 10%?
  • Over 80% of all cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospital occur in the home?
  • Early bystander CPR is the most important factor in whether a victim of sudden cardiac arrest lives or dies?
  • Learning CPR might very well save the life of your loved one!
  • View for more statistics from the American Heart Association

Research has demonstrated that early CPR plays a great part in the outcome when someone suffers from Sudden Cardiac Death. The chain of survival has many links which include first responders, advanced life support, specialized hospitals to continue the definitive care. One of the most important links is citizens knowing how to perform CPR. Citizens wanting to learn this easy skill have the following opportunities.

  • Health Care Provider Course (full certification course) – Provided in our classroom or can be brought to your facility
  • Heartsaver CPR Course (non-healthcare individuals) – Most common course for daycare employees, teachers, and other non-medical individuals. It includes CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant as well as the AED and choking
  • Hands Only CPR – This program is one hour long and teaches individuals what to do if you come upon an unconscious person. We can also bring this training program to your church or civic group if requested. Click here to see more on Hands Only CPR (Cardiocerebral Resuscitation).
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED – This program is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.


Falls contribute to a large number of ambulances runs and hospitalizations. With the Safe Home Inspections, EMS personnel will come to your home and complete a free home safety inspection. Once completed, we will make recommendations to make your home safer. Some safety items may be installed if necessary and available.


We would be happy to attend your Community Association Meeting, Civic Group, Church Group or other type of meeting and provide a speaker for a wide range of topics. Some of the topics we can provide are:

  • History Fort Wayne’s EMS System
  • Parent/Grandparent responsibility for Child SafetyOver
  • Water Safety for you and your children
  • Home Safety Plans
  • Compression Only CPR Programs

School Programs

We can bring an Ambulance to your school for a show-n-tell or deliver a presentation covering one of these topics:

  • Water Safety in and around your home
  • Severe Weather Safety Training

Community Events

We provide an ambulance for display and tour at large community events such as the Three Rivers Festival and the Fort Wayne Farm Show. If available, on-duty units can make an appearance at other community events if requested.

For more information or to schedule one of these programs, send us an email

Infant Safe Sleep Program

TRAA is committed to reducing infant mortality due to the lack of a safe sleep environment. In 2016, TRAA partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health to be the 1st EMS agency to be a part of the Safe Sleep Program, which provides training on safe sleep practices and a crib to families who cannot afford a safe sleep environment for their infant.

Stop the Bleed Program

Stop The Bleed program logoTRAA has joined the ranks of other providers around the country and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to teach community groups techniques on how to control severe bleeding due to significant trauma. According the DHS, the Stop the Bleed program “is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.” TRAA has several trainers available to train your school, church group, civic group, employees or other group in these life-saving techniques.