The City Attorney’s office has teamed up with the San Francisco Paramedic Association to provide basic life saving lessons. The courses, dubbed the BOLT (Basic Ongoing Lifesaving Training) program, will provide hands-on training in CPR, AED, and First Aid.
The two agencies have been working on this program for sometime now. Jack Song, a spokesperson for the City Attorney’s Office, tells Digital News Report that the classes began Tuesday at the San Francisco City Hall, South Light Court 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.
There is also a smartphone app that allows people with lifesaving knowledge, like CPR, to be notified when someone near them needs assistance. City Attorney Dennis Herrera and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White announced the Local Lifesavers initiative on Monday.
“BOLT seeks to increase the number of trained volunteers in San Francisco”, Song said.
By; Greg Cook
Image: CPR being performed on a mannequin by Rama