Terry Lyons was born and raised in Oakland, California and volunteers as presenter for New Volunteer Orientation classes in Oakland as part the Volunteer Intake Team. Terry first got involved with the Red Cross as a Volunteer CPR Instructor in Alameda in March 1986. Being a respiratory therapist, Terry had to take CPR classes each year. During a class, the instructor noticed him helping a student and suggested that Terry become an instructor himself. Since then, Terry has taught CPR and First Aid as an instructor trainer, and has only recently retired from teaching.
Terry reached his 30 year anniversary this past March. He says the best part of his volunteer service has been meeting plenty of people and making many many friends. Also being filmed and appearing on the National Red Cross Training films for CPR and New Volunteer classes was exciting. Thank you for your service Terry, and happy 30th!