First aid and CPR skills of bystanders helped save the lives of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other victims of a mass shooting in Tucson earlier this year. So the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is offering free training in those skills on March 19.
Red Cross chapters at more than 100 locations across the country will do the same on Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday.
Training will last 45 minutes to one hour and will include instruction in hands-only CPR, controlling external bleeding and managing shock.
For a list of locations and times and an online registration form, go to www.arizonaredcross.org/savealifesaturday. Those unable to attend can also visit www.redcross.org/savealife to see lifesaving skills being taught.
Safeway and Walgreens are sponsoring the free training. “We can think of no better way to honor Congresswoman Giffords and the other Tucson victims than to equip a greater number of citizens with life savings skills,” said Safeway Chairman and CEO Steve Burd.