As part of its Keep The Beat program, Mentor Fire Department taught more than 3,600 people how to do hands-free CPR next year.
But that's not enough.
"We want every citizen in Mentor to learn how to do hands-only CPR," said Mentor Fire Public Information Officer Nathan Peters said.
"If a person goes down, we want a line of people ready to do CPR."
Hands-free CPR is a proven way to save lives. If a person receives CPR immediately after having a heart attack, their chance of survival increases from five percent to as much as 20 percent, Peters said.
If you would like to learn how to do hands-only CPR or you'd like to schedule a free class for your business, church group or family, call the Mentor Fire Department at 440-974-5769.