American Red Cross Gets San Diego CPR Ready

Free-Life Saving Training at the 2010 CPR Saturday Event

San Diego, March 2, 2010 – If a member of your family, your friend or neighbor or even a stranger needed emergency CPR, would you be ready? The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter invites all San Diegans to get free Adult CPR training and certification at CPR Saturday.

The local Red Cross will be hosting the 2010 CPR Saturday event, where members of the community can get trained in Adult CPR free of charge. The event will be held downtown at the San Diego Concourse on March 13, 2010. The American Red Cross will be offering Adult CPR training with the first training session starting at 7:00a.m. and the last session starting at 1:00p.m. Each session will last approximately 3 ½ hours. In an effort to accommodate even more members of the community the American Red Cross will be offering training sessions in English and in Spanish. The Red Cross will also offer CPR training in American Sign Language (ASL) at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m.

“Lives are saved when someone is present who is properly trained in CPR”, said Chris Van Goder, CEO, Scripps Health.

CPR Saturday provides the opportunity for San Diegans to learn how to recognize the symptoms of cardiac arrest, how to administer immediate care and other vital steps to take in a cardiac emergency.  Most importantly, they will learn the skills needed to save a life.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday March 13, 2010

: San Diego Concourse – Golden Hall.  202 C Street, San Diego, CA.

: 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.

The American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter will like to thank the 2010 CPR Saturday Sponsors for their support: Cymer Inc., Emerson Network Power, The Hervey Family Fund of the San Diego Foundation, Soft Rock KyXy 96.5 and ACE Parking Inc.

For more information, please visit or call (858) 309-1369.

About the American Red Cross, San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter is leading the effort to make San Diego and Imperial Counties “America’s most prepared communities.” With the public’s ongoing support we provide life saving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and nutritional counseling through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. For more information about or to support the chapter please contact (858) 309-1200 or visit