Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Interested In Learning Life Saving Techniques?

If you saw someone have a heart attack or suddenly stop breathing, would you know what to do until help arrived? All too often, people haven’t been trained to provide lifesaving assistance in situations like these. A person’s greatest chance of survival during a medical emergency greatly increases not when a professional rescuer arrives, but through life-sustaining CPR performed by the average person who is already on the scene. 

At least one person in every household, office or school should be trained and certified in CPR. You might ask, “With my hectic schedule, how can I find the time?”  There are lots of other residents in the Central Valley who have the same question.
The Central Valley chapter of the American Red Cross has a way for you to come together with other residents of the Central Valley and learn this valuable lifesaving skill. It’s called Super CPR Saturday.  Super CPR Saturday is a FREE chance for you to receive training in CPR from a skilled professional Red Cross instructor. At the end of the course you will be qualified to become certified in Adult CPR.
On November 6, 2010, come out and join your neighbors at three locations, California State University, Fresno, Hanford Adult School, and the Boys and Girls Club of Merced, in devoting a few hours of your time preparing to be a lifesaver. Classes will start at 9:00 and are offered in english and in spanish. Increase the number of lifesavers in our community by bringing out your family and friends. CPR is especially important for teens with babysitting jobs!
To reserve your seat please register online by clicking here! The Adult CPR training from a Red Cross Instructor is FREE, however we require a $10.00 registration fee which includes your American Red Cross workbook, breathing barrier keychain, and certification. For more information on the many Health & Safety Services offered by your local Red Cross Chapter please call (559) 455-1000.