Basic first aid class Wednesday in Campbell

A class this week in Campbell will help prepare local residents for handling basic first aid, as part of an ongoing focus across the region to be ready for emergency or disaster situations.

Organized by Campbell’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and instructed by the American Red Cross, the workshop will teach basic first aid skills, with no CPR component, for adults, children, and infants.

Basic first aid is critically important for helping care for those injured or in crisis until medical professionals arrive. The class will cover basic treatments for burns, choking, bleeding, heart attack, poisoning, seizure, and more.

The class is free for those who just want to learn and build their skills. For $22, the American Red Cross will certify attendees for two years.

This class, set for Wednesday, January 22, runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., will host the event in Room E-46.

A second class is currently scheduled for March 16, also in Campbell.

To see more information and to sign up for this class, click here.