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.
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.”