American Red Cross to host free "CPR Saturday

The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties will present the 9th annual CPR Saturday event on May 3 as a thank you to the community for its on-going support of the local Red Cross Chapter.

This free event is open to anyone who would like to learn life-saving Adult CPR skills. Red Cross volunteers make this event possible with their generous donation of time and skills. The Washington State Convention & Trade Center has donated the training space.

Registration started April 1.

"This will be the second CPR Saturday where we will also have Spanish speaking and ASL (American Sign Language) instructors available to teach CPR," said Dotty Klyce, Director of Health Services. "CPR can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations and this is a great opportunity to either learn or refresh your skills."

CPR Saturday students will be trained and tested in Adult CPR free of charge. The training takes approximately 2.5 hours and will include skills practice and a written exam. Upon successful completion, students will be given Red Cross certificates.

The event provides an opportunity to enhance emergency preparedness at both the individual and community levels. It is estimated that 500 individuals will come together during the event.

Classes at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Spanish classes start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The ASL class starts at 10 a.m. Participants must pre-register for CPR Saturday by visiting or call the Red Cross in Seattle at 206-726-3534.

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