Every year in Marin, more than 200 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. A cardiac arrest patient is three times more likely to survive if a bystander starts hands-only CPR in the minutes before medical professionals arrive.
The non-certified trainings will take place in 22 locations around Marin. Local doctors, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters will teach hands-only CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that help keep the heart beating.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 10, 2017, the public can learn how to perform hands-only CPR and assist a person who has experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. In just five minutes, anyone 8 or older can learn a skill they hope to never have to use.
The location for this year’s event is at the Mill Valley Depot. Your Mill Valley firefighters will be available to teach you this important skill and answer any questions you might have.
For more information, please visit www.MarinEMS.org