In honor of the 50th anniversary of CPR, CPR Across America is asking San Diegans to help them create a world record for the highest number of people trained in CPR at one time.
On Dec. 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the community is invited to learn the life-saving technique and how to use an AED or automated external defibrillator aboard the USS Midway.
The free course is not a certification course according to their website, but an introduction to hands-on CPR. The event is open to the first 5000 people, ages 5 to 95. Classes start every 30 mintues.
"Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death not only in America, but here in San Diego County," said San Diego Project Heartbeat's Maureen O'Connnor. "It is important that we teach society as a whole, how to simply recognize cardiac arrest."
The USS Midway is located at 910 North Harbor Drive.