For Immediate ReleaseAugust 07, 2023
Critical assistance can save a life when emergencies arise
San Rafael, CA – Marin County Health and Human Services is hosting 12 free Sidewalk CPR events throughout the county on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing people of all ages the opportunity to learn critical lifesaving skills in 15 minutes or less.
During the trainings, participants will learn how to:
Those skills have the potential to make all the difference between life and death in emergency situations, when every second counts.
“Medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrest or an overdose, can happen anytime, anywhere,” said Chris Le Baudour, Director of the Marin County Emergency Services Agency. “Marin’s Sidewalk CPR trainings aim to equip our community with the skills needed to help save a life. I thank our many partners for working with us to offer these critical lifesaving skills trainings for people of all ages in Marin County.”
Free Sidewalk CPR trainings will take place at the following locations on August 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
According to a recent study by the Marin County EMS Agency, nearly 90% of the almost 200 Marin County residents who experienced cardiac arrests away from a medical facility last year did not survive. Swift action is essential in such cases, as survival rates heavily rely on bystanders quickly initiating resuscitation and calling 911. Bystander CPR, particularly when administered immediately after cardiac arrest, has proven to increase the chance of survival by 60%.
Everyone is encouraged to help Marin become a community of lifesavers. Bring your friends and family out on Saturday, August 19 and help spread the word on social media using #MarinSidewalkCPR.
Sidewalk CPR training is provided by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (Marin EMS), and OD FREE Marin.
Chris Le BaudourEmergency Medical Services AdministratorHealth and Human Services
1600 Los Gamos DriveSuite 220San Rafael, 94903(415) 473-6833Email: Chris Le BaudourMarin HHS website