The Carmen Burnette CPR Education Fund (Carmen’s Fund) promotes the education and empowerment of everyday heroes by training laypersons in the life saving skill of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Our mission statement “Educating Everyday Heroes” sums it up best. We provide certification in the American Heart Association’s CPR / AED Heartsaver curriculum completely FREE of charge. Our goal is to certify as many layman CPR providers as possible. You never know when you will need an everyday hero or be called upon to become the next everyday hero.
Spend a few hours with us in one class session and upon successful completion of this curriculum you will be certified with the skills necessary to intervene during a cardiac or choking emergency. You will learn to utilize Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and be introduced to the basics of child CPR. It is our sincere desire to bring free CPR training to everyone who requests it.
Carmen’s Fund offers two training tracks:
1) Heart Saver: Teaches CPR, AED and choking emergency response skills. The class is free. If you would like an optional, official American Heart certification card, then we will process that for you at the American Heart cost of $25. Scheduled classes are listed on the “classes” section of this site. If you would like to schedule a special class at your business, church or organization, please complete the “contact us” form.
2) Mass Casualty: Focuses on teaching skills associated with proper response to mass-casualty situations like a shooting. Skills covered include responding to an active shooter, basic triage, hands-only CPR, use of tourniquets and use of compression bandages. This class is offered for free to churches, schools, non-profit groups, civic groups and other organizations. Classes are scheduled by appointment only. Please complete the “contact us” form to request additional information.
As a decorated and award winning veteran EMT-Paramedic Carmen Burnette understood first-hand the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) having performed CPR countless times and being personally responsible alongside her co-workers for saving lives. She dedicated her career to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and educating others in this lifesaving technique.
Carmen’s desire to “Pay It Forward” is the driving force behind The Carmen Burnette CPR Education Fund.
Carmen’s Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.