In conjunction with September 2018 National Preparedness Month, the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has partnered with the San Joaquin County Fire Chiefs Association to conduct free Hands-Only CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) training for families the community. In addition, choking and Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) information will also be shared with attendees. This is the first time an event such as this has been coordinated by OES.
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018, Hands-Only CPR training will be conducted at two sessions, beginning first at 9:00 a.m. and then again at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Two separate sessions to choose from (9 am or 10 am) at the following locations:
- Lockeford Guild Hall, 19727 Cotton St., Lockeford (Led by Mokelumne Fire District)
- Woodbridge Fire Station, 400 E. Augusta St., Woodbridge (Led by Woodbridge Fire District)
- Montezuma Fire Station, 2405 S. B St., Stockton (Led by Montezuma Fire District)
- Ripon Fire Station, 142 S. Stockton Ave., Ripon (Led by Ripon Fire District)
- Fire Administration, 835 Central Ave., Tracy (Led by South San Joaquin County Fire Authority)
WHY: Hands-Only CPR is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as home, work, or in a park). The hands-only technique performed by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR in the first few minutes. Families are invited to participate in the training, since children as young has nine years old, have proven able to learn and retain CPR skills. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength, than age (according to the American Heart Association).
September 2018 National Preparedness Month campaign is a partnership between San Joaquin County’s Office of Emergency Services and Public Health Services to share preparedness tips to the community throughout the month via their websites and social media. Each week has a theme: Make and practice your family emergency plan; Learn life-saving skills; Check your insurance coverage; and Save for an emergency.
- Fire personnel instructing the community on the importance of Hands-Only CPR.
- People of all ages practicing how to do Hands-Only CPR on a mannequin to potentially save a life.
CONTACT: Shellie Lima, Deputy Director Emergency Operations
Phone: 209-420-9874 Email: email@example.com