The City of Malibu will offer a free Crisis First Aid training for Malibu residents Wednesday, May 15, 6 to 7 p.m. at City Hall as part of its efforts to enhance community emergency preparedness and public safety.     

“When tragedy strikes, it is often up to bystanders to administer emergency first aid until professional first responders arrive, and that could mean the difference between life and death,” said Mayor Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner. “I encourage everyone in Malibu to take this first aid class so we can get the entire community prepared for the next disaster.”

The class will cover the first aid skills needed to help save a life in a crisis situation, including patient assessment, opening an airway, bleeding control and hands-only CPR. Minutes can sometimes mean the difference between life and death, and these skills may help save the life of a family member or friend.

The class is meant to be a basic skills training for immediate life safety during the short time between a life-threatening injury and the arrival of paramedics. The class does not provide comprehensive first aid certification.  

The class size is limited to 50 people. To register, visit www.malibusafety.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Stephanie Berger, Public Safety Specialist, at (310) 456-2489 ext. 368 or email sberger@malibucity.org.

Matt Myerhoff, Malibu Media Information Officer

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