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TN Red Cross Offers Free Save-A-Life Saturday Event

CPR Training
We are so grateful to our community partners at First Tennessee Bank for making this valuable training course possible, said Regional CEO, Joel Sullivan

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 18, 2013 — The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event on Saturday, December 7th thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation.

“We are so grateful to our community partners at First Tennessee Bank for making this valuable training course possible,” said Regional CEO, Joel Sullivan. “Their support will serve to strengthen our community by training and empowering our friends, neighbors and co-workers to respond to cardiac, breathing and choking emergencies.”

The event will be offered at 5 locations throughout Middle Tennessee from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Each 3 hour session includes FREE, full Adult CPR/AED and a conscious/unconscious choking training. Each student with receive a 2 year certification that meets OSHA guidelines. Pre-registration is required. Please log on to: or call 615.250.4277 for more information. The session at the Conexión Américas location will be offered in Spanish.

The Red Cross is able to provide this free training through the generous support of the First Tennessee Foundation. Space is limited for the public to take advantage of this free training opportunity.

“This is invaluable and important training that we’re proud to help provide in partnership with the American Red Cross. Every person trained is a potential life-saver," said Doyle R. Rippee, First Tennessee Middle Tennessee Market President. "We are honored to be a partner in this endeavor and commend the Red Cross for leading it.”

Those unable to attend a Save-a-Life Saturday event can also visit to see lifesaving skills being taught or download the official American Red Cross First Aid app available for iPhone and Android devices. The American Red Cross First Aid app provides instant access to the information on how handle the most common first aid emergencies. The public can also register to take a full, certified CPR course at or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

The free training will take place at these locations:

First Tennessee Bank - Murfreesboro Main Office, 305 West Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

First Tennessee Bank - Franklin Main Office, 231 Public Square

Franklin, TN 37064

St. Luke’s Community House - 5601 New York Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Martha O’Bryan Center - 711 S 7th St, Nashville, TN 37206

Conexión Américas Casa Azafrán Community Center - 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at