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Red Cross of Northwest Michigan Offers Instructor Training

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 24, 2014 —On August 13 and 14, the American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan will offer First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training for anyone interested in teaching Red Cross classes to the community. The training is open to the community, and those who successfully complete it will be certified to teach American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED classes.


“This training is the first step for anyone who has a passion for making their community a safer place,” said Mary Fischer, Training Specialist for the American Red Cross. “Our mission of preparing our neighbors for emergencies wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated Red Cross instructors.”


The training is a two-day course from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on August 13 and 2:00-9:00 p.m. on August 14 at the Red Cross of Northwest Michigan at 735 S. Garfield Ave., Suite B100, Traverse City.


The cost to sign up for the training is $500, and those interested must register by August 9 to attend. To sign up for the training or for more information on the course’s prerequisites, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


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


About the American Red Cross:
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.