Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Class on Martha’s Vineyard

Eastern MA - Chapter News 21

American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, will hold an Adult First Aid/CPR/AED class on November 10th, 2012 from 9am-2pm at the YMCA at 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road in Vineyard Haven. The course will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use. Students who successfully complete this course will receive certificates for Standard First Aid with CPR/AED - Adult which are valid for two years. To Enroll Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or sign up online at Fee: $ 90.00

The American Red Cross is the nation’s foremost emergency response organization, offering neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war and devastating natural disasters as well as local disasters such as fires, Hazardous Materials accidents and more, providing victims of these disasters with shelter, food and emotional support. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services for affected victims after a disaster; support and comfort for military members and their families including emergency messaging; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

The Red Cross is not a government agency and does not receive federal or state funding. Local Chapters do receive some human resource support from the American Red Cross Headquarters, however, each Chapter is responsible for raising adequate funds to support all of its activities, including recruiting and training volunteers, and teaching lifesaving skills within its geographical coverage area. It relies on donations of time, money, and blood from the public to successfully do its work.

For more information about life saving classes, to donate or to volunteer, contact the American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, 286 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, call (508) 775-1540 or send an email to