UTICA, N.Y. (Sept. 10, 2014) — In celebration of National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley will host “CPR Saturday” Sept. 13, when it offers free, hands-only CPR training from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Sangertown Square in New Hartford.
The training will teach participants when and how to perform hands-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Participants of all ages are welcome, and each training session will last about 30 minutes. The American Red Cross-certified CPR instructor will provide continuous training during the four-hour period, so participants can choose a time that’s most convenient for them.
Red Cross staff and volunteers at Sangertown Square will also provide visitors with information on other Red Cross health-and-safety courses, and information on how families can create a disaster plan for their households that will keep them safe during all emergencies.
Here are the details of “CPR Saturday”:
Who: Anyone interested in learning hands-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
What: Free, hands-only CPR training from an American Red Cross-certified instructor
When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 (each training session is about 30 minutes)
Where: Center Court at Sangertown Square
Why: Research has shown that continuous hands-only CPR can be effective in caring for a person with no signs of life when a rescuer is unable, untrained or unwilling to perform full CPR.
A certificate will not be issued for the hands-only CPR training. The Red Cross recommends training in full CPR for people who are workplace responders; live or play around water or own a pool or hot tub; have children or work with children; or have a job-related duty to respond.
For more information on how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family or contact the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley at (315) 733-4666.
CPR Saturday – Sept. 13 at Sangertown Square