Every May, the Los Angeles Fire Department opens the doors to all of their 106 fire stations and invites the public to come in for a tour. This year, in addition to the various demonstrations and activities at stations across Los Angeles, a new program was introduced: Hands Only CPR.
One of LAFD Chief Brian Cummings‘ strategies for helping people in Los Angeles increase their readiness for “any type of disaster,” hands only CPR is one of the fastest, easiest, and most important things anyone could learn. Most importantly, if you’re willing to spend five minutes getting trained, you’ll be better prepared in the event you come across someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.
MySafe:LA instructors joined with LAFD members and CERT volunteers to teach hands only CPR at multiple locations in the city. Hundreds of people agreed to be trained, and some important steps were taken to create at least awareness of this important and simple live-saving procedure.
If you missed Fire Service Recognition Day and you’re interested in learning hands-only CPR, the LAFD (with additional support from MySafe:LA instructors) will offer training at various locations around Los Angeles on June 4, 2013. Visit the LAFD Blog for more information as it becomes available.
Check out Fire Service Day and some of the people who jumped in to learn hands-only CPR from firefighters, CERT volunteers, and of course, our own MySafe:LA instructors: