Keep the Beat Philadelphia

This program provides free CPR and AED training classes to Adult and Youth (ages 10-17) in our community. These life saving skills are important for all people to know possibly save the life of a family member, friend, or co-worker on any given day.

We offer two free CPR-AED classes once a month, one for adults and one for youth. We hold classes at one of our community partners’ facilities on a predetermined day of the week. We also provide private training courses to sports organizations and many of the churches in our community.

We continue to stress the importance to sports organizations, schools, churches and small business of having an AED on site and training individuals on how to properly use them. We are dedicated to educating sports foundations on the importance of having AED at all youth sporting events as well as having CPR trained coaches.

Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation assisted in placing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) into all A-1 recreation centers in Philadelphia and public facilities in the City of Philadelphia. After being awarded a federal grant for new defibrillators, the Philadelphia Fire Department, aware of our efforts, donated all of their old AEDs to Parks and Recreation (source). That means 150 defibrillators in Philadelphia area Recreation Centers and public facilities that previously did not have them.

This program is designed to:

  • Place AEDs into public facilities in the City of Philadelphia. (e.g., Recreation Centers, City Hall, PAL Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Fitness Centers).
  • Provide CPR-AED training to the surrounding communities of Philadelphia.
  • Increase the survival rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Philadelphia and surrounding communities.
  • Push for legislation to mandate AEDs be placed in all city government buildings and recreation facilities.


Funding is the lifeline of our organization. Please help us in this lifesaving mission by sending your contribution today.