About Us

The Background on Citizen CPR

Citizen CPR was founded in 1987 by the William K. Warren Foundation in Tulsa, OK.

Citizen CPR is a nonprofit organization whose Vision is to save lives in Greater Tulsa through the education of the lay community in lifesaving skills and the distribution of additional health and safety resource information as provided by our partners.

Our primary objective is to promote and provide education and training in:

  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease

  • Recognition of heart attack and stroke warning signs

  • Identification of other situations that may require CPR

  • Activation of the EMS system (calling 911)

  • Performance of CPR and the choking relief

The Board of Directors includes local health-related business and organizations and community leaders who oversee the operation of Citizen CPR. These organizations comprise the Citizen CPR Partners.

Citizen CPR Classes

Citizen CPR offers several levels of classes to the public

  • Three levels of custom American Heart Association courses:

  • "Family and Friends" -- basic, non-credentialed CPR training for the layperson

  • "Heartsaver" -- semi-pro credientialed courses which typically appeal to childcare or midlevel healthcare workers

  • "Basic Life Support (BLS)" -- a.k.a. Healthcare Provider; referrals to other training sites

  • Free "Save a Life Saturdays" every Saturday in June at Tulsa area parks

  • Free "Community Classes" each quarter

  • Free "CPR in the Schools" classes to Tulsa area schools

All Citizen CPR instructors have been credentialed to teach by the American Heart Association.

Purpose & Values

Our purpose is to save lives through bystander CPR.

  • We believe the bystander is a critical link in saving lives.

  • We value serving all members of our community.

  • We believe in serving people in a variety of accessible locations.

  • We believe in using training programs and materials that are tailored to our audience.

  • We value reaching out to those who need CPR training the most and are least likely to receive it.

  • We value competency in our staff and our programs.

  • We believe we must be good stewards of all resources we receive.