CPRsavesVR is a public outreach initiative developed out of the need to educate citizens how to perform chest compression-only CPR properly in the event of a witnessed cardiac arrest.  Nearly 80% of cardiac arrests happen in the home. As emergency response workers, we know, the very first person there to help in a cardiac arrest emergency will be a citizen. If we can train our citizens to engage in chest compression-only CPR before we arrive, the victim of the arrest is 50% more likely to survive the event. Our Thurston County EMS system already has one of the highest rates of cardiac arrest survival in the world. Through rigorous training, new science, and dedicated crews, we have achieved a nearly 60% survival rate, with a national average being just 9-11%. There is one step missing to get our rates even higher, and this is why Lacey Fire District 3 and Thurston County Medic One is seeking your partnership today.