Murrieta residents are invited to groove to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" while learning to perform Sidewalk CPR this Valentine's Day.
The Murrieta Fire Department is hosting Sidewalk CPR—a condensed version of traditional cardiopulmonary resuscitation the involves simple chest compressions and is thought to be nearly as effective, but much less intimate—from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Station No. 2, 40060 California Oaks Road.
Residents can stop by any time during those hours for a free, 10-minute lesson in Sidewalk CPR, according to Murrieta fire Chief Matt Shobert.
"Our arduous goal is to teach Sidewalk CPR to 1,000 Murrieta residents on Valentine’s Day," Shobert said.
The new format—taught to the beat of the old Bee Gees' song, "Stayin’ Alive"—takes roughly 10 minutes to learn compared with the traditional class, which is expensive and time consuming, Shobert said.
Additionally, Sidewalk CPR does not require mouth-to-mouth contact with a heart attack victim, Shobert said.
There is no pre-registration required to take the short course; residents may simply stop by the station on Feb. 14, he said.