Los Angeles County launches huge effort to train residents how to save lives

  • Source: Pasadena Star-News - Metered Site
  • Published: 04/02/2024 12:40 AM

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on Monday, April 1 its Community Readiness Champions Initiative with the goal of training county residents and workers in crucial lifesaving skills needed during emergencies and amidst disasters in which emergency responses are sometimes hampered. The in-person and online trainings available to the public will include hands-only CPR and automated external defibrillator awareness, how to stop bleeding, mental health first aid and Naloxone training. Among the speakers on Monday was Cash Hennessy, who went into cardiac arrest at 13 while playing in a football game in Rancho Cucamonga. He was saved by people in the stands who knew how to do CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


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