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Learn about the Red Cross swimming & water safety


The American Red Cross Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more.

Disaster Training Courses

Disaster Training Courses

Louisiana is one of the most disaster-prone states in the country. Volunteers are always needed to respond to disasters in our local communities. To sign up to become a Red Cross disaster services volunteer, you must be trained. Red Cross volunteers and staff respond to disasters ranging from single family home fires to larger disasters, such as tornadoes and floods, affecting many families. Register today for disaster volunteer training courses, which are free.

CPR, Health and Safety Courses

CPR, Health and Safety Courses

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter offers classes at the office or elsewhere in the 10-parish area. We are the most trusted provider of health and safety training that meets OSHA guidelines and many other professional and regulatory standards. Each year, an average of more than 9 million people in the Baton Rouge area and across the country gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies through American Red Cross training.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness/Community Outreach

Our day-to-day work goal is to help people prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies through educational opportunities. Learn how you can be ready for an emergency or disaster by participating in one of our preparedness workshops. They are custom designed for ages 5 to senior adults. In addition, the Red Cross offers a library of safety, preparedness and response resources. We offer businesses and community organizations comprehensive, on-site disaster and emergency response programs to help your employees, volunteers, communities and families understand what to do in an emergency or disaster. Call American Red Cross Community Outreach Specialist Barbara Bourgeois at (225) 456-5555 to schedule a workshop.