CPR will be taught in more than 90 locations through Los Angeles County today, including nearby in Torrance.
Known as "Sidewalk CPR," the idea is that CPR can be taught in 10 minutes. With this knowledge applied at the scene, a cardiac arrest victim can be kept alive until paramedics arrive.
The program is offered by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency.
The classes are taught by county firefighters and other medical professionals.
Personnel will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon today at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson St. in Torrance.
More information is available at www.fire.lacounty.gov.
--City News Service