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Red Cross Offers Training for Life-Saving Skills

Grand Rapids Red Cross, CPR Picture, Workplace Preparedness

Each year, more than 5 million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes and people in West Michigan can join the ranks of these everyday heroes by taking a class now.

The First Aid and CPR/AED course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. There are also classes for Pet First Aid, Professional Rescuers, and more.

The Red Cross of West Michigan is offering these courses in the following counties through February 2013:

  • Allegan
  • Benzie
  • Berrien
  • Calhoun
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalkaska
  • Kent
  • Leelaneau
  • Muskegon
  • Ottawa
  • Van Buren
  • Mason
  • Registrants can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on classes through January 31, 2013.

    Call 1-800-REDCROSS or go to for course schedules and to register. Use HOLIDAY0113 as the coupon code to receive the 20 percent discount.

    For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.