Recreation and parks offering free CPR classes

Posted at 7:12 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 22:12:27-04

Hotter temperatures mean more time at the pool and the city of Bakersfield is doing their part in making sure families are safe. 

The city of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks department is offering a free CPR class not only educating families on water safety but also providing them the necessary tools to save a life. 

The class will offer training in CPR and first aid.  According to the CDC drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children between the ages of 1 and 4. 

This past weekend a 9-month-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in Southwest Bakersfield -- his death was ruled accidental. 

The instructors teaching the CPR course are certified through Red Cross and after completing the course participants will be certified as well.


Due to popular demand tomorrow’s class is full but the next happening October 3rd has space available and is also free.


To sign up you can either contact McMurtrey aquatic center at (661) 852-7430 or visit their website at to register.