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      Instructors stress the importance of CPR training

      New advances have been made regarding the training of American Red Cross classes.

      Participants are now able to receive the training via online classes.

      This option works with busy schedules to work at their own pace and take the certification test at participating locations.

      However, instructors stress the importance of becoming certified, no matter how the class is taken.

      â??You never know when youâ??re going to need to use training such as CPR or First Aid training,â?? said Robin Harden, recreation specialist at the Aquatic Center. â??It can happen when you least expect it and frankly, thatâ??s when it does happen, when itâ??s something youâ??re not prepared for. So we encourage everyone to get out and get trained because you never know when youâ??re going to need to save the life of a loved one or even a stranger.â??

      Studies show that CPR helps save thousands of lives in one year alone.

      American Red Cross Training is continuing to be offered at the Aquatic Center.

      To register for a training class, contact the office at (660)627-1485 or email Robin Harden at Participants are asked to register at least 1 week prior to the class start date.


      Adult CPR/AED: Held at 9am on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Full course ($60), Re-certification course ($40). Add pediatric skills to this course for $10.

      CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider: Held at 9am on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Full course ($90), Re-certification course ($60).

      First Aid Training: First Aid may be added to any training course for $20.

      If the above class times do not fit your schedule, the instructors offer an option to hold an individual class for an additional $20 fee.

      Lifeguard Training: This training includes lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.