Sudden Cardiac Arrest continues to be a leading cause of death nationwide. Despite tremendous advancements in emergency medicine, survival rates continue to remain unacceptably low. In response to this growing epidemic, the Chino Valley (CA) has embraced the concept of developing a “Heart Safe” community, believing that it takes a system to save lives. This program seeks to integrate the layperson, first responders, and first receivers in hopes of developing a community based, integrated approach to managing sudden cardiac arrest. Designed to tangibly strengthen each link within the sudden cardiac arrest chain of survival, the community strives to achieve “heart beats” (a point system) when specific goals and criteria are met based on the programs 4-foundational pillars: prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Focusing community efforts on this has led to widespread first responder/first receiver training, community classes/training, a public access AED program, and a partnership with a local survivor network. A natural byproduct of a community striving towards the same goals is improved relationships between community members, law enforcement, fire/EMS, and first receivers. This presentation is designed to educate, motivate, inspire, and challenge the audience to objectively evaluate their communities’ current approach to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and determine if there is room for improvement.