Survivor Stories
Meet local survivors of cardiac arrest.
 

Our Mission

Save a Life Pitkin County is a community partnership whose mission is to raise local awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and the effectiveness of immediate intervention with CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) to save lives. Our goal is to give every citizen of Pitkin County the training and power to save a life. We envision a day when survival from sudden cardiac arrest in our community will be the norm, rather than the exception.
Every year nearly 295,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the United States. Only 7-8% survive. This is more than the number who die from AIDS, Alzheimer’s, firearms, breast cancer, colon cancer, fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined. Why is survival such a rare thing? The problem is largely a lack of awareness and basic training on the part of the public and even some health professionals.  It doesn't have to be this way.

Meet Our Partners

Aspen Community Foundation
Founded by the Aspen Skiing Company in 1980 to promote philanthropy in the community, Aspen Community Foundation, builds philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations throughout the area. The Foundation connects donors to community needs, builds permanent charitable funds and brings people together to improve the quality of life throughout the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. www.aspencommunityfoundation.org 
 
Pitkin County Government
Covering 975 square miles, Pitkin County is located in the heart of the White River National Forest, surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Elk Range in the northern Rocky Mountains. Pitkin County includes the communities of Aspen, Snowmass, Woody Creek, Old Snowmass, portions of the town of Basalt, Meredith, Thomasville, and the town of Redstone. Aspen, Colorado, is the County Seat. www.aspenpitkin.com
 
Public Safety Council
The Public Safety Council (PSC) was created to bring together all first response agencies (such as Law and Fire Departments) and other supporting agencies (such as American Red Cross and Community Health) to discuss public safety issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. The PSC meets the first Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November..
 
Aspen Ambulance District
Is the advanced life support ambulance service covering the City of Aspen and surrounding areas of Pitkin County.