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Red Cross Offers Online Classes for Safety Training

UNDATED (WHTC) -- With the high school sports season getting underway later this week, the American Red Cross is offering safety training for those participating in sports and recreational activities.  Regional Communications Officer Kelly Hudson says there are many classes available online. First Aid, Health and Safety for coaches is for those who coach at any age level.  Family First Aid and CPR teaches participants how to treat cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies until help arrives. Hudson says online classes do NOT provide certification but also says there are classes that are part classroom and part online that will get you certified.  According to a report by Safe Kids Worldwide, every 25 seconds, a child is hurt playing sports and n more than one million emergency room visits are made due to sports injuries each year.  To find out what classes are offered, visit redcross.org or call 1-800- RED-CROSS.

Story by:  Diane E Coston