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Red Cross hosts a babysitting class for young teens

KENNEWICK, Wash. - When you leave your kids with a baby sitter are you sure they are safe?

The American Red Cross has a program designed to teach young teens how to be better baby sitters. The purpose is to prepare kids for an emergency.  Infant and child CPR and first aide are taught in the class.

Students are also put into fake emergency situations, tested on their skills, and receive a certificate from the Red Cross if they pass.

Bass Ruiz, Red Cross representative, said, "If someone were to fall down in from of you at a store or market, would you be able to help them? here you actually have teenagers, kids that can go, yeah, I know what to do, their parents may not even know, but I know what to do I've been trained. I know exactly what to do."

The Red Cross has more classes in the summer because kids are out of school and doing more babysitting.  It's 35 dollars for the class.

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