Outreach and Education

To help inform and care for City of Pittsburgh residents, Pittsburgh EMS has created the COPE program – Community Outreach Program and Education.

Through COPE paramedics provide:

  • Health Screenings
  • CPR/AED Training
  • Car Seat Safety Checks
  • "Show and Tell" events at local gatherings, schools and Scout camps.

If you group is interested in making a request for CPR/AED or an appearance by our personnel please contact us at COPE Requests.

Envelope of Life

The Envelope of Life is a standardized form that provides life saving information to emergency personnel in times of crisis or medical uncertainty.  

The form takes a few minutes to fill out and should be updated every 6 months.  

The Envelope of LIFE is available as a download from this website or it can be requested from EMS Headquarters at 412-622-6930. 

Who Should Have The Envelope of Life? 

The Envelope of Life is beneficial for everyone – from babies to seniors.  

Where Should I Put my Envelope of Life? 

The Envelope only works if paramedics can find it! 

Here are few tips for making your envelope easy to find:

  • Display the envelope with the City of Pittsburgh seal facing OUT so that it is visiable.
  • Attach the envelope to a prominent place in your house – a refrigerator, a door or somewhere else a paramedic can easily find it.
  • Keep a copy at home and one in your wallet or purse. Emergencies don't just happen at home!