Red Cross Encourages People to Learn to Save Lives

Red Cross Encourages People to Learn to Save Lives
More than 12,000 people took Red Cross courses in the greater Toledo area last year.

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio is offering a variety of lifesaving health and safety courses during the months of May and June.

First Aid/CPR

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses teach attendees the skills to save a life. Participants learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), and more. Attendees also receive a two year certification and access to free online refreshers upon completion. Blended learning courses are available to allow flexibility to busy participants by completing their classroom training online and testing their skills in person.

Babysitting

For youth looking to improve safety awareness and supplement their summer résumé, the Red Cross also offers babysitter training courses. Designed for students age 11 and older, the course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10. Topics include: responding to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing; making good decisions under pressure, communicating effectively with parents, recognizing safety and hygiene issues; managing young children, feeding, diapering, and caring for infants; and starting a babysitting business.

More than 12,000 people took Red Cross courses in the greater Toledo area last year. People can visit redcross.org/takeaclass or call 1-800 RED CROSS to register and learn more about available courses.