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Monrovia Fire & Rescue to Host Free Hands-Only CPR Training

Hands-only CPR can give a cardiac arrest victim a better chance of surviving. – Courtesy photo / LACoFD

Monrovia Fire & Rescue will provide free hands-only CPR training on Thursday at Library Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Sidewalk CPR Day. Los Angeles County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency, Department of Public Health, the American Heart Association and others have partnered to train 100,000 Los Angeles County residents with a skill that can potentially save someone’s life.

According to Los Angeles County Fire Department, it takes just 10 minutes to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. 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.

Blood pressure and glucose checks will also be administered free to the public during the event.

For more information about this upcoming training, contact Captain Chris Huson at (626) 256-8119 or chuson@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

June 4, 2019

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