Learn to Save a Life or Bandage a Cut At The 16th Annual CPR Saturday

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cpr saturdayOn Saturday, May 21st, the Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) of the American Red Cross, Long Beach City College Carson Campus and the Long Beach Fire Department will host the 16th Annual CPR Saturday, presented by BP, at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus.

For a few hours of your time and a reduced course fee, you can learn crucial life-saving skills to protect your friends and family. CPR courses run throughout the day and may last up to two and half hours. Select classes will also be taught in Spanish and classes are available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Pre-Registration ends May 15th and walk up classes are available on May 21 for open classes only.

Class fees are as follows:

Adult and Child CPR —$10.00 and is 2.5 hours long
Learn to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.

Standard First Aid – $10.00 and is 1 hour long
Learn to perform basic first aid on cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, bleeding and injuries to bones, muscles and joints. (Fist Aid does not meet the Pediatric First Aid for California Childcare Provider requirements.).

Safe Kids Training (Ages 7-12)—$10.00 and is 1.5 hours long
Children ages 7 to 12 learn what to do in an emergency, how to prepare for a disaster and the basics of providing first aid.

Dog First Aid—$15.00 and is 1.5 hours long
Learn how to perform life saving skills for your dog! This course provides individuals the knowledge and skills to provide immediate, temporary care to injured or sick dogs until a professional veterinarian can provide medical care.

The 16th Annual CPR Saturday is May 21, 2011 from 8:00am until 4:30pm at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus 4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach CA 90808.

Register on-line at www.redcrosslb.org. Mail and fax registrations will not be accepted for this event. CPR Saturday sells out every year, so enroll now!

About the Greater Long Beach Chapter
The Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Catalina Island, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Paramount and Signal Hill and is ready to respond at a moment’s notice when help is needed. Red Cross volunteers make it possible to provide disaster relief, serve the military and their families, enable youth to learn leadership skills, train others in Red Cross fundamentals, and teach life saving CPR and First Aid. The Greater Long Beach Chapter is a United Way Partner in Bridging the Gap in the communities it serves.

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