Red Cross offers free CPR and first aid training | Events
The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is offering free CPR and first aid training on Saturday, March 19, as part of Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday.
Red Cross chapters across the country will hold classes at more than 100 locations to honor Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and all those involved in the Tucson tragedy.
Save-a-Life Saturday training will be offered locally thanks to a partnership between SEFCU and the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York.
Two classes will be held at SEFCU Headquarters at 700 Patroon Creek Blvd. in Albany at 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Each training session will last approximately 45 minutes, and will include instruction in hands-only CPR, controlling external bleeding, and managing shock.
"The tragedy in Tucson is a reminder of how important it is for everyone to know first aid and CPR," said American Red Cross Regional Chief Executive Officer, Gary Striar. "As this tragic event unfolded, several bystanders knew these vital skills, which helped save the lives of many victims, including Congresswoman Giffords. This inspired us to offer this training right here in our community."
The Red Cross is also premiering a special set of videos on Saturday to teach CPR and first aid skills.
Those unable to attend a Save-a-Life Saturday event can also visit www.redcross.org/savealife to see lifesaving skills being taught.
For more information or to register for a training session, please contact Erica Streun at (518) 459-8268, ext.5122.