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CPR/AED Awareness Week

Red Cross - Sierra-Delta - CPR Awareness Week
The Red Cross wants the public to know that everyone has the power to save a life, and that is an amazing ability

Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in this country and that most cardiac arrests happen at home? Would you know what to do if someone needed help?

Every year the Red Cross trains millions of people in CPR and how to use an AED. Communities are safer across the country because people are trained in these lifesaving techniques. Online and in-class courses are offered. Red Cross training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers, school staff and healthcare providers as well as the general public.

Did You Know:

• A recent Red Cross survey showed that one in four people have been in a situation where someone needed CPR.

• Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States yet too few people know how to perform CPR.

• 80% of cardiac arrest happen at home.

• Nearly 424 thousand out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests happen each year, of those only 10% survive.

Red Cross training can help you gain the skills and confidence to act in an emergency and to save lives. You’ll find additional information and can enter your zip code to find training in your area by going to the CPR and AED training section of our website.

The Red Cross can help you or your organization with facilitating the purchase of an AED, accessories, and service and maintenance plans.

You can also download the free Red Cross First Aid App to have instant access to expert advice wherever and whenever you need it.