Monday, September 2, 2013

American Red Cross Offers CPR & First Aid Class

Saving Lives, One Student at a Time

On September 17th, from 9:00-2:30 p.m. the Darke County Red Cross will be holding its monthly CPR and First-Aid Class. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

This fast-paced, a hand on class is taught by local volunteers who give of their time, to teach others how to save lives. No one wants to think about someone getting injured or becoming ill, but a responsible step is to be prepared and by preparing yourself and your family for an emergency you also help prepare our community to be a safer place to live work and play.

Join your neighbors and friends in learning how to treat accidents, perform CPR and learn basic prevention skills by taking this class, plus keep your knowledge “fresh” by participating in free quarterly on-line refreshers. “So often I hear, what can I do to help”, stated Lynne Gump, executive director of the Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross, “what can I do to make my family safer”?

Why not become one of those people who are better prepared to prevent emergencies and better able to handle them when they occur. For more information, go online at under take a class or simply call 1-800-RED-CROSS and get signed up today. Class size is limited and spots are made available on a first come-first signed up basis.

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