Say you’re having dinner at a charming little restaurant on Hillhurst when someone at the next table grabs their throat while turning blue. Would you know what to do? Or what if you’re hiking in Griffith Park and another hiker keels over, clutching their chest. Could you know what to do?
Or what if you’re strolling up Vermont and see a pedestrian get struck by a car. Should you administer life-saving first aid until an ambulance arrives? Los Feliz residents who have attended our CPR/AED and First Aid classes know what to do. They practice administering CPR on training mannequins, learn the proper technique for helping a choking victim, and find out how to respond in other life-threatening emergencies, from basic first aid to advanced disaster preparation.
Did you miss the last class? Fear not! Classes are being held every month by our Public Health and Safety Committee.
Course topics include:
- recognizing emergency situations
- scene safety
- what to do when contacting emergency responders
- obtaining consent to administer first aid
- when and how to deploy an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
- earthquake preparation
- how to apply several types of bandages
… and more. This class is FREE and open to the public. Attendees receive a course completion certificate. If you require an official certification issued through the American Red Cross, the cost is $35, payable to the instructor via PayPal, Venmo or cash. Red Cross certificates are sent via email within 48 hours. Wallet cards are an extra $5. Please check our Calendar Page to find out when our next classes are scheduled. Space is limited, so sign up fast.
— Sarah Lynn Tressler