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The Héros urbain training squad will teach you how to save lives!

The Héros urbain squad was set up in 2011 by the Corporation d’urgences-santé. The squad is made up of paramedics who travel to public places to teach you how to save lives. The original 30-minute training session was created jointly with the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec). It is now a 50 minutes training session including a 20 minute training session on how to control an important bleed.

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Valuable training – free of charge

During the 30-minute course, Urgences-santé paramedics will show you how to respond in an emergency. You will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), as well as techniques for clearing airways when someone is choking.

Héros en trente™ certification

Upon completion of the training course, Urgences-santé, in partnership with Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec), will send you your Héros en trente™ certificate.

Help us save lives – learn simple steps that will make you a hero!

Other cardiopulmonary resuscitation training

Various organizations offer more in-depth training in CPR:

Cardiac arrest

  • When cardiac arrest occurs, each passing minute reduces the chance of survival by 10%.
  • Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada. According to Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec), increasing access to automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives.
  • Up to 85% of all cardiac arrests occur at home or in public places. (Source: Heart & Stroke (formerly the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec)).
  • Over half of cardiac arrests occur in front of witnesses.
    4% of witnesses use an AED and 27% provide CPR.
  • The use of an AED and CPR before emergency services arrive can increase a victim’s chance of survival by up to 75%.