People who browse the Utah Arts Festival Thursday through Sunday will have the opportunity to learn how to save a life in just ten minutes.
Salt Lake City Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center officials will team up to teach short CPR classes to anyone walking around the festival, Salt Lake City Fire Department Spokesman Jasen Asay said.
"It’s a great way to bring attention to something that can be quickly learned and easily used," Asay said.
Asay said the short lessons won’t provide CPR certification, but will teach basic techniques that double the person’s chance of survival before paramedics arrive.
"We want to show people that there is something that everybody can do and that there are some quick techniques that they can do that will be very beneficial," Asay said.
The emergency response officials will teach all ages the techniques and will be attending the festival all four days.
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