KENNEWICK, Wash.- The Red Cross wants you to learn how to save a life this Saturday, March 19th. The Benton-Franklin and Blue Mountain chapters will be holding free CPR and first aid training sessions in honor of Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Rep. Giffords and nearly two dozen others were shot in Tucson, Arizona in January.
"Congresswoman Giffords was saved actually by bystanders that had come through and said 'I have this training and I'm going to step up and help,'" explains Katrine Smith, the Health and Safety Director for the Benton-Franklin Red Cross.
The classes Saturday aren't actual CPR Certifications, but will teach you the compressions-only method, as well as how to control bleeding, manage shock, and other first aid skills.
Saturday, March 19th at the Benton-Franklin Red Cross (7202 West Deschutes Avenue Kennewick, WA 99336) 11:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm. RSVP by calling 783-6195 or just show up on Saturday. The sessions will each last approx. 45 minutes.
Saturday, March 19 at the Blue Mountain Red Cross (175 S. Park St. Walla Walla, WA 99362). 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. The sessions will each last approx. 45 minutes. No need to RSVP, just show up!