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Helping Others Perform Excellent C.P.R.       Romans 5:3-5
CPR and First Aid Training 
Proudly serving Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, San Marcos, New Braunfels, 
Bastrop, Belton,Temple, Killeen, Texas and Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana
Our instructors can also travel to other cities.  Please call for details.
Karen Vires
1943-2012
Lieutenant David Smith
1970-2014
About HOPEcpr
In 1995, Rob and David entered the Firefighter Academy.  As cadets they began a friendship that immediately turned into a brotherhood. After graduating, they began their career at the same station and shared many parts of their lives,  one of them being the opportunity to have a second source of income. David began teaching CPR classes in 1999 and quickly introduced Rob to teaching in 2000.  

In 2009 David was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare form of cancer, and began his treatment at Texas Oncology. During his chemo sessions, David noticed that others would sometimes miss out on treatments. He inquired and found out that many times, patients missed treatment because they could not afford to miss work. Rent/mortgage, groceries, and other bills still needed to be paid. He and his wife began doing what they could to assist the HOPE Fund at Texas Oncology.  

In 2011 Rob's Mom, Karen, was also diagnosed with cancer. Having been a nurse for several decades and working with hospice she courageously endured the treatments and was an amazing example of bravery during her fight.  

In early 2012 Rob and David decided they would continue to teach CPR classes but wanted to create a company that would allow them to provide donations to the HOPE Fund. Our first classes were taught in Houston and since then we added a number of other locations.  

In late 2012 Karen's cancer battle ended. Our commitment to the HOPE Fund was reaffirmed as we continued our next steps. In March of 2014, David's battle also ended. We believe the stage that was set for our company was a product of David's concern and compassion for others.  

HOPEcpr is owned and operated by the Smith and Vires Families and we are committed to providing a portion of our gross income to the HOPE Fund at Texas Oncology.  

"...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not disappoint us...."  Romans 5:3-5

​This is why we continue to remain in HOPE.