By Rama (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Rama (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 fr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

The county fire and health departments will join with the American Heart Association Thursday to offer 10-minute “Sidewalk CPR” courses in 70 locations across the county.

Ninety percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die, yet it takes just five minutes to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive, officials said.

Last year, 7,000 people received the CPR training. The goal this year is to train 10,000 people.

A list of locations for the training sessions is available online at www.fire.lacounty.gov/sidewalkcpr/.

—City News Service

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