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Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237. Walk-ins accepted space permitting.

The Red Cross is pleased to be partnering with KLAS 8 News Now, UNLV Athletics, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Southern Nevada, Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS)-Southern Nevada Aquatic Committee, and Century Link.

"Having the right skills, in the right place, at the right time saves lives," said Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Office of the local American Red Cross. "For every minute that passes without CPR, the chances for recovery decrease by 10 percent. In five minutes, that is a 50 percent reduction in survivability. This will put 1,000 more trained people in our community who can help save a life. In any emergency, bystanders are the first line of response. I know. I've saved a life."