American Red Cross and Farmers Insurance To Offer One of the Biggest Citizens CPR Trainings in Downtown Los Angeles

American Red Cross and Farmers Insurance To Offer One of the Biggest Citizens
                    CPR Trainings in Downtown Los Angeles

City Officials, Media, and Public are Invited to Participate in PrepareSoCal
Disaster Preparedness Event

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Farmers
Insurance are inviting the public to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles to
join city officials and media to help set a new record for the biggest
Citizens CPR training ever held in the city of Los Angeles.


              Public, city officials and media will be trained by American
Who:         Red Cross instructors to perform hands-only CPR on special
              manikins as part of PrepareSoCal campaign. A proclamation will
              recognize the start of Red Cross Month.
              Herb Wesson,                    City Council President
              Tom LaBonge,                    City Councilman
              Eric Garcetti,                  City Councilman
              Paul Schulz,                    CEO, American Red Cross, Los
              Todd Brooks,                    Farmers Head of Distribution,
                                              Central Zone
When: March 1, 2013
              11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (full
              12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
              (Citizens CPR)
Where:      Grand Park across street from
              City Hall
              200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles

"It is the mission of PrepareSoCal to prepare residents of Southern California
to plan for, survive and recover from a major disaster. Citizens CPR is a
skill that can save a life – yours, a family member, a neighbor or a stranger.
Together with Farmers Insurance, we are pleased to offer this Citizens CPR
training to as many people as possible," said Paul Schulz, CEO of the American
Red Cross Los Angeles Region.

"We invite everyone to take a tour of the Farmers Insurance Mobile Claims
Center, one of three that is deployed to a disaster at a moment's notice,"
said Todd Brooks, Farmers Head of Distribution, Central Zone. "It is equipped
with state-of-the-art satellite communications, claims service equipment,
supplies and food to help customers and non-customers alike at disasters."

  oSign up to donate blood & obtain info on certified CPR classes near you
    (discount coupon available for attendees only)
  oView Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle and learn about Red Cross
    Response to disasters.
  oSushi Burrito food truck on site
  oMusic provided by KROQ
  oRaffle prizes and free gifts

About The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles
Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving
more than 88 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and
apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills,
transportation accidents, explosions and other natural or man-made disasters
--- 24 hours a day. Last year, nearly 160,000 people were trained in vital
life-saving skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please

About Farmers Insurance

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of
automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of
other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to
serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual
policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and
independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and refers to the business activities of Farmers
Group, Inc. and the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its
subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group, and provides
non-claims administrative services to the Farmers Exchanges. The Farmers
Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire
Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries
and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. For more information about
Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

Contacts:    Terri Corigliano
             213.507.7131 (cell)
             Jerry Davies

SOURCE Farmers Insurance

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