In December of 2007, Congress declared the first week of June each year as National CPR/AED Awareness Week. June 1-7, 2011 will mark the fourth National CPR and AED Awareness Week with the goal of encourage states, cities and towns to establish organized programs that provide CPR and AED trainings and increase public access to AEDs.
The American Red Cross has stepped up to the challenge and set an organizational goal of reaching 250,000 people nationwide during this one week with the vital knowledge and skills to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence.
Through this outreach, we hope that we can raise the public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, suffered by more than 300,000 people each year and increase the chance of survival that can be achieved by having at least one person in each household trained in CPR and the use of an AED.
In less time than you think, American Red Cross training can give you the vital knowledge and skills to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence.
The Red Cross is also empowering individuals with the skills to act in times of emergencies. Which is why in 2011, the Red Cross is launching our "Hands-Only CPR" initiative. Most individuals who suffer from cardiac arrest are helped by a bystander, so check out this awesomecompression-only videoand get started on your training today!
To register for a CPR/AED class in your area visit us online or call your Regional Office at (559) 455-1000.
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