Sunday, February 29, 2004

Red Cross hosts CPR classes Saturday at FCHS


There may be no better time to learn CPR than this Saturday.

That’s when the American Red Cross will hold adult CPR classes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fayette County High School.

The $10 registration fee includes a four-hour training class, certification upon passing the test, emergency preparedness information and demonstration of an Automated External Defibrillator. Normally, the adult CPR class costs $65.

Pre-registration is required to lock in a particular class time, officials said. Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited basis with cash payment as space allows.

Participants can choose from classes starting between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To pre-register, call 1-800-733-2767 with a debit or credit card handy for payment. After-hours messages can be left, with someone returning your call the next business day, organizers said.

CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is used to help cardiac arrest victims so oxygenated blood can circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart.

The CPR Saturday event is presented by Kaiser Permanente, the United Way, the Metropolitan Atlanta chapter of the American Red Cross and other sponsors.

Participants in the adult CPR class Saturday also receive a 10 percent coupon good for any Red Cross class booked by April 6.

Participants are urged to wear loose-fitting clothing. No childcare is available. The class is suitable for children ages 12 and up.

Anyone wishing to volunteer at CPR Saturday should call 404-575-3195 for more information.

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