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American Red Cross Offers CPR & First Aid Class

Red Cross - You can be a Lifesaver
So often I hear, what can I do to help, here's what you can do!

If you would like to join the Red Cross family and become a life saver, join us on May 17th , from 9:00-3:30 for CPR and First-Aid Class. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

This fast-paced, hand-on class is being taught by local volunteer Mary Lane, an extraordinary instructor, willing to give up her time, to teach others how to save lives.

No one wants to think about someone getting injured or becoming ill, but a responsible step is to be prepared and by preparing yourself and your family for an emergency you also help prepare our community to be a safer place to live work and play.

“So often I hear, what can I do to help”, stated Lynne Gump, Executive Director of the Darke County Chapter American Red Cross, “I understand that taking the time to train is a commitment, but knowing what to do if someone is hurt or has a heart attack, that knowledge and the ability to help is priceless.”

For more information on how you can become a lifesaver, go online at and register under training and certification or simply call 1-800-RED-CROSS and get signed up today. Class is being held at the Darke County Chapter office, 130 Martz Street, Greenville,OH. Class size is limited and spots are made available on a first come-first signed up basis.

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 DarkeCyRedCross or join us on Facebook.