On May 21, local EMS provider American Medical Response (AMR) will provide free training to local residents and teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week with events being held in 40 states.
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival. Local schools and businesses are expected to participate in the event.
For more information about AMR’s World CPR Challenge please call Alicia Moore at 888-267-6591 X 6
WHAT: AMR providing free CPR training as part of a nationwide event. All employees will wear red t-shirts.
WHEN: May 21st, 2014 from 10:00 am – 8:00pm
WHERE: “Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center”
2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513
VISUALS: AMR employees providing free training, members of the community learning a life-saving skill.
Other locations include:
- Hilltop Mall, Richmond CA 8:00am-8:00pm (2200 Hilltop Road (near JcPenneys and Walmart)
- Downtown Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill CA 10:30am-8:00pm (40 Crescent Drive (Near Sweet Tomatoes)
Last May when they held a similar event, they trained 151 people at the Streets of Brentwood. For all of Contra Costa County, 570 people were trained which included locations in Concord and Richmond which exceeded their goal of 400 for the event.