2008-05-09 / Community

Red Cross Sets CPR, AED Classes

Designated by the U.S. Congress last December, June 1-7 marks the first National CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) Awareness Week. The goal is to encourage states, cities and towns to establish organized programs to provide training and increase public access to AEDs.

More than 300,000 people each year suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. To increase the chances of survival, at least one person in each household should be trained in CPR and the use of an AED. Organizations and companies, depending on size, should have many, if not all, employees and volunteers trained. In less time than you think, American Red Cross training will provide the vital knowledge and skills for everyone to respond to a lifethreatening situation with confidence.

June CPR/AED classes offered by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) will be held in each borough. Class dates and times are subject to change. Class costs reflect online registration. For phone reservations, add $10 per class. For more information and to register, call 1-800-514-5103, or visit www.nyredcross. org.

Upcoming Red Cross classes include:

Brooklyn (classes held at New York City College of Technology, Voorhees Hall, 186 Jay Street):

CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) - Adult, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays, June 2, 9 and 23. Cost $65 online registration.

CPR/AED - Adult with CPR for Child/Infant, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, and Friday, June 20. Cost $90 online registration.

CPR/AED - Child and CPR - Infant, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, June 13. Cost $75 online registration.

Queens (138-02 Queens Boulevard, Briarwood, 718-558-0053):

CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) - Adult, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday, June 1. Cost $65 online registration.

CPR/AED - Adult with CPR for Child/Infant, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, June 2, and Sunday, June 29. Cost $90 online registration.

CPR/AED - Child and CPR - Infant, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday, June 15, and Monday, June 30. Cost $75 online registration.

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