San Diego, California - A person who collapses from cardiac arrest is more likely to survive if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is immediately administered by someone nearby.

Unfortunately, only about one fourth of people who suffer a heart attack at home, work or in public receive CPR from a bystander.

You can improve those odds by attending “Sidewalk CPR” trainings Thursday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at more than 30 locations throughout the region.

The County Health and Human Services Agency and more than 20 other agencies will train people on how to perform hands-only CPR on adults as part of National CPR Awareness Week.

“Everyone should know how to do hands-only CPR. It is easy to learn and could help you save a life,” said County Supervisor Ron Roberts.

CPR used to include giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in combination with pushing down hard and fast on someone’s chest. However, the American Heart Association simplified the procedure to make it much easier for people to learn and now just recommends doing hands-only CPR. A video demonstration of Hands-Only CPR can be viewed here.

“Hands-only CPR is safe and effective and it only takes about five minutes to learn,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease. About 380,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

The annual “Sidewalk CPR Day” is part of the County’s Live Well San Diego initiative, which aims to improve the health and safety of local residents. The event is organized by the County Health and Human Services Agency, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, San Diego Project Heart Beat and several other agencies. In 2013, nearly 2,600 people were trained to do hands-only CPR during “Sidewalk CPR Day.” Organizers hope to surpass that total this  year.

Below is a list of organizations and locations offering the free training:

Camp Pendleton Fire and Emergency Services

  • Main Gate Exchange
  • Commissary 21 Area
  • 51 Area Library (north)

Heartland Fire and Rescue – El Cajon

  • 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon
  • 415 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon
  • 210 E. Douglas Avenue, El Cajon

Mercy Air

  • Steele Canyon High School, 12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley

Heartland Fire and Rescue – Lemon Grove

  • 3232 Main Street, Lemon Grove

Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

  • 21610 Crestline Road, Palomar Mountain

Pala Fire Department

  • 34884 Lilac Extension Road, Pala

Carlsbad Fire Department

  • 3100 Block of Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad

Oceanside Fire Department/Tri-City Medical Center

  • Oceanside Pier Upper and Lower levels, 301 The Strand North

Rancho Santa Fe Fire District

  • Ralphs, 10525 4S Commons Drive, San Diego

Lakeside Fire Department

  • Vons, 13439 Camino Canada, El Cajon
  • Starbucks, 9760 Wintergardens Blvd., Lakeside

Regional Federal Fire

  • Building 1, 937 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego

Miramar Fire Department

  • MCAS Miramar Commissary/Exchange

US Border Patrol/BORSTAR

  • Santee YMCA, 10123 Riverwalk Drive, Santee

Chula Vista Fire Department/Donovan Fire Department/YMCA/CVFF

  • YMCA, 1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista

Tri-City Medical Center

  • Carlsbad Mall, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
  • Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside
  • Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad

County of San Diego Emergency Medical Services

  • HHSA Health Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego

Pacific Ambulance

  • 5550 Oberlin Drive, San Diego

Heartland Fire – La Mesa

  • Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa
  • La Mesa City Hall, 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa

American Medical Response

  • Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Road, National City
  • Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School, 590 K Street, Chula Vista
  • Silver Wing Elementary, 3730 Arey Drive, San Diego
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave., San Diego
  • Scripps Mercy Chula Vista, 435 H Street, Chula Vista
  • Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas
  • Imperial Beach Pier

Southwestern College-Crown Cove Aquatic Center

  • Coronado Rotary Plaza, intersection of Isabella Avenue, Park Place and southbound Orange Avenue, Coronado

North County Fire Protection District – Fallbrook

  • Albertson’s, 1133 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook
  • Major Market, 845 S. Main Street, Fallbrook
  • Daniel’s Market, 5256 S. Mission Road 701, Bonsall

ENA – California

  • Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School, 590 K Street, Chula Vista
  • Silver Wing Elementary, 3730 Arey Drive, San Diego

Alpine Fire Department

  • Albertsons, 2955 Alpine Blvd., Alpine

American Red Cross – Southern California Territory

  • Scripps Well Being Center, 311 Del Mar Avenue, Chula Vista