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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Local Firefighters Set to Take Their CPR ‘Show’ on the Road

• Malibu Crews Teach ‘Sidewalk CPR’ Class n Next Tuesday at Three Public Locations

BY ANNE SOBLE

Los Angeles County firefighters and lifeguards that serve the Malibu area are asking local residents whether they “can spend five minutes to learn how to save a life?”
The not so rhetorical question is raised because next Tuesday, June 4, has been designated “Sidewalk CPR Day”—a day when Malibuites can learn the lifesaving technique of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or hands-only CPR, in five  minutes.
Local crew members will teach five-minute CPR at three locations in Malibu:
• 9 a.m. to Noon. Zuma Beach Lifeguard Headquarters. 30000 Pacific Coast Highway
• 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Point Dume Village (Fountain Courtyard) 29169 Heathercliff Road (PCH and Heathercliff).
• 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Malibu Colony Plaza (Fountain Courtyard) Pacific Coast Highway and Webb Way.
Los Angeles County Fire Department spokespersons emphasize that no appointment is necessary to receive CPR training; “all one has to do is just show up.”
Everyone in the community is being urged to learn this life-saving technique by the LACFD.
The CPR event  announcement stresses that “the life you save [using CPR] could be someone in your own family.”
Fire department statistics indicate that the majority of sudden cardiac arrest emergencies happen at home.
The Tuesday event will also be offered at hundreds of other locations throughout Southern California. A comprehensive list of these locations is available at: www.fire.lacounty.gov

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