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February 29, 2008

Red Cross offers CPR classes for $5



The Muskogee Area Red Cross is offering CPR certification classes for $5 in March as part of a disaster preparedness promotion.

Adult CPR is 8 a.m.-noon and infant/child CPR from 1-5p.m. on March 7, 14, and 28.

Call 682-1366 for locations and enrollment.

The Red Cross also encourages residents to:

• Develop a fire and disaster plan with their families and practice it at least twice a year.

• Collect a disaster supplies kit, including water, canned food, medications, important documents, flashlight and battery-powered radio.

• Give blood so that an adequate supply will be available in case of a large-scale disaster.

• Volunteer with the American Red Cross so that plenty of people will be trained and ready to help during a local or national disaster.

In addition, a free online education module is available at www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady that walks visitors through three actions to “Be Red Cross Ready” for a disasters.

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