Heart Heroes – Get Trained in Hands-Only CPR
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proud to partner with the County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency, Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the American Heart Association to train residents in Hands-Only CPR.
Our goal is to train 500,000 Los Angeles County residents with a skill that can potentially save someone’s life.
It takes just 10 minutes to learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. Hands-Only CPR focuses on the first few minutes following a cardiac arrest, since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time.
You can learn Hands-Only CPR for free at various trainings held throughout Los Angeles County, including sporting events, entertainment venues, churches, college and school campuses, worksites, malls, and other places.
For Hands-Only CPR training opportunities available throughout Los Angeles County, please click here.
Review the basics of Hands-Only CPR with our friends at the County of Los Angeles Public Health or at the American Heart Association.
Once you’ve learned CPR, download the PulsePoint app at pulsepoint.org and get alerted when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs nearby in a public place. Learn more.
The Power of CPR
The pictures below highlight reunions between recovered heart attack survivors and first responders and good Samaritans trained in Hands-Only CPR.