The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter said it will sponsor a “Together We Prepare Los Banos” event Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Pachecho High School campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The American Red Cross and Memorial Hospital Los Banos will host the preparedness training. Members of the community can get training in adult CPR, first aid and disaster preparedness free of charge. In addition, a special class for children ages 7-13 will be provided to teach beginning lifesaving skills while preparing them to be in charge when home alone.
The American Red Cross said it will offer the training in English and Spanish and will provide free child care for children 6 and younger. The chapter said the training provides the opportunity for community members to learn how to recognize the symptoms of cardiac arrest, be prepared for a disaster, how to administer immediate care and other vital steps to take in an emergency — the skills needed to save a life.
Online registration can be done at www.arccentralvalley.org or in person at the Los Banos Fire Department 333 7th Street, Los Banos or by calling (559) 455-1000 or (209) 383-2150.
The Red Cross chapter thanked event sponsors Memorial Hospital Los Banos, a Sutter Health affiliate, and community partners the Los Banos Police Department and the Los Banos Fire Department.
The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations to provide programs and services. The Central Valley chapter is leading the effort to make the Central Valley “America’s most prepared communities,” it said in a news release.
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