TERRE HAUTE -- In late 2007, the United States Congress established the first week of June as CPR/AED Week.
This June, the Montgomery County Chapter and the Wabash valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer free Adult CPR/AED certification classes.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of people over the age of 45, and is a risk factor in sudden cardiac arrest, which kills more than 300,000 every year.
However, many of these deaths are avoidable. That is why the American Red Cross chapters in the Wabash Valley region are joining forces to offer special free CPR/AED training events during the first week of June.
Due to space limitations, preference will be given to the first 10 registrants for each training site. Qualified Red Cross CPR/AED instructors will teach how to recognize an emergency, call for help, and perform rescue breathing and Adult CPR/AED.
To register for the courses, go to www.wabashvalleyredcross.org or call 812-232-3393.
The Clay County class will be offered from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 5, at Brazil City Hall Council Chambers, 203 E. National Ave., Brazil.
The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter is the local affiliate serving Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Edgar County in Illinois.