To make local communities safer and to celebrate national March is Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross serving Western North Dakota is hosting free emergency preparedness trainings on March 4 at their Minot office, 2021 4th Ave. NW, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The trainings are designed to help participants understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to emergencies, especially home fires, through an engaging and age-appropriate curriculum. Programming will include the Pillowcase Project for kids in 3rd through 5th grades, Hands-Only CPR for 6th grade through adults, and “Be Red Cross Ready” for adults.
“Our free trainings will help families prevent and prepare for home fires and other emergencies that they could face,” said Zoe Wergeland Manstrom, executive director of the American Red Cross serving Western North Dakota. "Even if you think you’re already prepared for an emergency, these classes provide valuable opportunities to brush up on your preparedness skills and learn something new.”
The emergency preparedness trainings will take place on March 4 at the Red Cross office on 2021 4th Ave. NW in Minot, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. as part of national American Red Cross Month. No registration is required. These trainings are free and open to all.
9 a.m. – Pillowcase Project: A 40–60-minute presentation covering local hazards, coping skills and personal and family preparedness through a “Learn, Practice, Share” framework. (3rd–5th grades)
10 a.m. – Hands-Only CPR: A 30-minute training teaching hands-only technique for CPR. CPR training certification is not provided through this course. (6th grade-adult)
11 a.m. – Be Red Cross Ready: The presentation is designed to teach people how to prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters such as home fires and other local hazards. (adult)
Noon – Hands-Only CPR: A 30-minute training teaching hands-only technique for CPR. CPR training certification is not provided through this course. (6th grade-adult)
About the American Red Cross
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.
Our Minnesota and Dakotas Region serves 7.3 million people in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The American Red Cross is part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian disaster relief network around the world. This network includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) societies. The network is united by a shared commitment to seven Fundamental Principles, including humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.