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LA County Fire Offering Free 'Sidewalk CPR' Today

The hands-only CPR trainings will take place at the Glendora Walmart and Sam's Club.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is offering free trainings today that could aid the community in saving lives. 

Local firefighters will offer “sidewalk CPR” trainings as part of a countywide effort to teach 10,000 Angelenos how to do basic, hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, according to a news release. The trainings are coordinated by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, the County Fire Department, and the American Heart Association. 

There will be local trainings at Walmart, 1950 Auto Center Drive, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sam's Club, 1301 Lone Hill Ave, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No certification cards will be issued for the training.  The classes are designed to teach attendees how to save a life using hands-only CPR, which is different from the conventional mouth-to-mouth version.

“When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every second counts, but too often people don’t know what to do,” organizers said in a news release. “The Sidewalk CPR program is designed to give people basic skills to save that family member, friend, or person in need.”

Joe Cina June 07, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Another location today will be in front of Glendora Village Goldsmith from 1-3PM in the Glendora Village.
Ian June 07, 2012 at 03:40 PM
There is another one, sponsored by the EMT program at Citrus College, today as well.
Hazel Lodevico-To'o June 07, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Joe and Ian, Thanks for the additional info!

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