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American Red Cross Babysitter Training in Genoa

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered to students residing in the Genoa School District on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, 2:30–5:30 p.m.  Students must attend both sessions.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office, or by calling 419-855-7741, ext.31203. Class size is limited to the first 15 registered students.  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 17.

This training is offered at no cost to students thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.  Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch. 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner.  This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway.  Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum.

Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence. 

Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.

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American Red Cross offers new flood app

The American Red Cross announced its new Flood App to help save lives and reduce losses from floods and flash floods. 

This free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The content is available in English and Spanish, based on the user’s language settings on their mobile device. The app includes location-based, audible NOAA flood and flash flood watches and warnings, even if the app is closed.

“Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States and affect hundreds of people here in the greater Toledo area every year,” said Amanda Aldrich, regional communications specialist for the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. “People can use the Red Cross Flood app to create emergency plans so all household members know what to do if flooding threatens their home. In a flash flooding situation, the audible alerts in the app can truly save lives, even when users are away from a radio or TV.”

Other features of the app include:

•One-touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to send a message letting family and friends know that they are out of harm’s way;
•Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity;
•Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm to let others know where you are;
•Locations of open Red Cross shelters;
•Real-time recovery resources for returning home and cleaning up; and
•Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks.

The new Red Cross Flood App is being released during National Flood Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 16-22.

“National Flood Safety Awareness Week is the perfect time to download the app and to start preparing,” added Aldrich. “Even though there is still snow on the ground, warmer weather and sunshine is right around the corner. The arrival of spring means rain and the inevitable flooding we see here every year.”

The app is the latest in the series of Red Cross emergency preparedness apps that put lifesaving information right in the hands of people whenever and wherever they need it. The expert advice in Red Cross apps, which also includes apps for First Aid, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and other services, has been used to help save lives during disasters and medical emergencies. Red Cross apps have been downloaded on nearly 4 million mobile devices nationwide.

The Flood App, along with the others, can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps. Apps can help prepare people for disasters, but they are not a substitute for training. Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED training empowers people to know how to respond to emergencies in case advanced medical help is delayed. People can visit www.redcross.org/takeaclass for course information and to register.

The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year and helps people get ready to respond to emergencies by providing these preparedness apps for free. The Red Cross needs the help of the public to continue this lifesaving effort. People can make a donation to the Red Cross by going to www.redcross.org, texting REDCROSS to 90999 or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

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American Red Cross Babysitter Training at Danbury

American Red Cross Babysittter Training will be offered to students residing in the Danbury Local School District on Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 and 3, 3 p.m.–6:15 p.m.  Students must attend both sessions.  Instructor for the training is Lea Mark.  Registration forms are available in the middle school office or by calling 419-798-2258. Registration deadline is Monday, March 31.

This training is offered at no cost to students thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.  Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old. 

American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner.  This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway.  Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum.

Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence. 

Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.

Read more...
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