Emergency crews advocate hands-on CPR

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad firefighter Joey Gallucci, teaches tourists Jan and Jeff Sill how to perform hands-only CPR on a dummy out on the lawn above Carlsbad State Beach near Pine Street Tuesday.“Hopefully you won’t have to do that on me,” Jeff Sill joked as his wife Jan knelt down to practice on the dummy. Jeff said he participated to learn how CPR techniques have changed since he worked as a police officer. “You never know when something is going to happen to a loved one,” he said.

The Carlsbad Fire Department partnered with San Diego County EMS to offer the free, public CPR training. More than 20 other trainings were offered throughout the county to advocate for hands-only CPR techniques. Photo by Rachel Stine