2012-09-06 / Lifestyles

Red Cross classes set

Health and wellness courses offered Sept.

ESCANABA – Each year, nearly five million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. The American Red Cross in Delta and Schoolcraft Counties is offering the following courses where people can join the ranks of those ready and prepared to save a life.

The First Aid and CPR/AED courses teach people how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator), what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.

All classes are held at the Escanaba office, located at 504 1st Avenue North.

September classes:

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review $90 When: Sept. 11, 6 – 10:30 p.m.

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Review, $70 When: Sept. 18, 6 – 10:30 p.m.

First Aid, $70 When: Sept. 12, 6 – 9 p.m.

Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines, feature handson skills practice and include 2 year certifications, free digital materials and skill refreshers. Visit redcross.org/training or call 1-800-REDCROSS for details and to register for a class.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

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