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Clifton Citizens United To Make A Safer Community

CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department is providing Adult CPR and 1st Aid Training at the Annual “My Heart Is In Your Hands” Safety Rally on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The Recreation Department provides this training at a reduced cost to get as many citizens trained as possible. The cost of the rally is only $30 and students who successfully pass all skills and written requirements will receive an American Red Cross certification valid for two years.  All participants will receive a Valentine gift, to give to their loved one, with a tag that reads, “I am trained in CPR and First Aid because I love you – Your Heart Is In My Hands” as well as a continental breakfast.

Sponsor a coach/volunteer: Your family will be much safer as they participate in programs in Clifton if the volunteers, coaches and aides are prepared for emergencies. If you would like to sponsor a volunteer for this event, please contact the Recreation Department.  When you send in the $30 fee, please submit a note letting us know which organization you would like to support. The Recreation Department will send a special invitation to the organization letting them know that they can send one of their volunteers to take the training class for free.  The more we train the safer we are.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center, located at 1232 Main Avenue in Clifton. Pre-registration is required.  Register at the Clifton Recreation Department, City Hall (2nd floor), 900 Clifton Ave.  For more information, call (973) 470-5956.

Give your family and friends a special Valentine gift this year by learning these important life-saving skills.

Skills attained during training: The CPR Module teaches participants to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies in adults.  Topics include caring for conscious and unconscious choking victim, performing CPR, care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, avoiding blood borne pathogen exposure, and training in AED (Automated External Defibrillation). The First Aid Module teaches participants how to recognize emergency situations, check the scene and call for help, avoid blood borne pathogen exposure, care for wounds, bone and soft tissue injuries, head and spinal injuries, burns, heat and cold emergencies, manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites, etc., and how to minimize shock.