by Michael D. Robbins
Former El Segundo City Councilman
Director, Public Safety Project
May 17, 2012
Super CPR Saturday in El Segundo is May 19, 2012. This annual tradition of providing “free” cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to city residents was started in the 1990′s when I and Mayor Carl Jacobson served together on the El Segundo City Council. I put it on a City Council meeting agenda, and the program was implemented and became a potentially life-saving tradition. Carl Jacobson has been instrumental in the program’s success.
It is free to El Segundo residents as an incentive to take the training, but it is not really “free”, because others are paying for it, including Chevron and other local businesses, and volunteers whose time is of value.
The deadline to sign up online for Super CPR Saturday is May 19, 2012 6AM.
A reservation confirmation will be emailed to the email address you provide on the online signup form. The confirmations must be printed and brought to class registration.
The class will be held at El Segundo High School, 640 Main Street, El Segundo.
You must register in person Saturday morning, 15 minutes prior to the start of your assigned class, to keep your reservation. Registration is in the main hallway outside of the Auditorium.
If you do not register on time in person, your position may be given away to another resident waiting for a class position on standby. Your reservation will be held until 5 minutes before the class starts, and then the open spots are given to standby students.
Standby is available for the 8:00AM, 9:30AM and 11:00AM Sessions.
This is an Adult CPR class and does not cover Child/Infant CPR, which can be taken elsewhere (check with the Red Cross). The class runs about 2 to 3 hours. Each class has four sections, Registration, Lecture, which lasts about 45 minutes, Practice which lasts about 90 minutes and the Test, which can last from 30 to 60 minutes.
The class is certified through the American Red Cross as a Lay Person Adult CPR class. You must attend all class sections and successfully complete the test.