American Red Cross holds event to prepare people for an emergency

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The American Red Cross continued its mission to build a stronger and a safer community in Kern County today, by hosting its inaugural save-a-life training event Saturday.

It was called Save a Life Saturday and it was held at the Boys and Girls Club center on Niles Street.

The Red Cross put on the event to get people certified in CPR and also teach people other life-saving skills that might come in handy when an emergency strikes.

"It's a really great opportunity for everyone in the community to come out and just experience, you know, life-saving skills and get that CPR training they may need,” said Jessica Piffero, Director of Communications for the American Red Cross.

There were also free presentations and giveaways for disaster preparedness kits.

This event is part of the American Red Cross Central Valley Region's Prepare Central Valley initiative, sponsored in part by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Occidental of Elk Hills, which works to empower community organizations and local residents in the Central Valley with the skills and tools they need to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies.


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