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Monrovia Fire & Rescue to Host Free Hands-Only CPR Training on “Sidewalk CPR Day” June 6

Post Date:05/30/2019 9:40 AM

Monrovia Fire & Rescue will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, Thursday, June 6, at Library Park, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Every year, communities across Southern California learn how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and medical professionals through the coordinated LA County-wide Sidewalk CPR Day program.

“Citizen CPR is rapidly growing as a way to empower bystanders to save a life when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest,” said Captain Chris Huson. “We are glad to team up with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the American Heart Association to bring Sidewalk CPR to our local community. With 70 percent of all cardiac arrests occurring at home, we need to help family and friends learn how to double or triple their loved one’s chance of survival.”

Learning hands-only CPR helps local emergency responders by focusing on the first few critical minutes following a cardiac arrest.  Since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time, bystanders become heroes until emergency responders arrive on scene. With each chest compression using hands-only CPR, ordinary citizens can easily provide the ongoing blood flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival once responders arrive. 

Don’t be a bystander in a cardiac emergency, be a lifesaver! For more information about this upcoming training, contact Captain Chris Huson at chuson@ci.monrovia.ca.us or (626) 256-8119.

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