Learn to Save a Life During Red Cross Month

CPRThere is never a bad time to learn how to save a life. Red Cross classes are available throughout the Capital Region on a daily basis, teaching critical skills that help to prepare you for disaster and know how to respond in the face of emergencies.

HandsOnlyCPRHowever, the month of March offers a few additional opportunities to make a difference. March is Red Cross Month, and throughout the month, the American Red Cross Capital Region will offer free Hands-Only CPR training sessions and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) demonstrations as part of Save-a-Life Saturdays!

In addition to Hands-Only CPR and AED – to be held in several locations within the Capital region – Red Cross volunteers will be on site sharing information about how to plan for disasters, including how to put together a disaster kit, how to make an emergency plan with your family, and special disaster activities for kids.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! This year’s Save-A-Life Saturday events are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, March 1, 11am – 3pm
    Weberstown Mall
    4950 Pacific Ave
    Stockton, CA 95207
  • Saturday, March 1, 11am –4pm
    Westfield’s Galleria at Roseville
    1151 Galleria Blvd
    Roseville, CA 95678
  • Saturday, March 8, 8am – 4pm
    Vintage Faire Mall
    3401 Dale Rd #483
    Modesto, CA 95356
  • Saturday, March 15, 8am – 1pm
    Davis Farmer’s Market
    4th St
    Davis, CA 95616

How important is it to be prepared for disasters that can happen at home, the office or at school? A 2010 Red Cross survey found that one in four people (27 percent) have found themselves in a situation where someone needed CPR. Hands-Only CPR is a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact. It is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse. The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside medical settings.

Worried you might forget what you learn at Save-a-Life Saturday? You can have Red Cross emergency information at your fingertips by downloading FREE Red Cross mobile apps.

For more information about Save-a-Life Saturday or to find out when full CPR and first aid classes are offered, visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion.

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American Red Cross California Gold Country Region

The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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