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January moving along

January 11, 2011|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

January moving along

Good morning, dear friends. January is moving right along with its unpredictable weather and everyone heading back to school and routines. It feels good to clean out some of the clutter and remove the temptation of the last of the Christmas treats. Now we can focus on what is happening in our area and find some productive and worthwhile activities in which to get involved.

South High Alumni to meet

The next South Hagerstown High School Alumni meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school's media center.

Agenda items include the scholarships program, golf tournament and the Rebel Reunion Weekend planned for June.

Red Cross training planned for Jan. 19

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct CPR/AED training for the professional rescuer/health care provider Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 131 Conrad Court  in Hagerstown.

To enroll, go to www.RedCross.org or call 301-739-0717.

Created for those who maintain professional-level CPR/AED skills, the two-year certification is available for first responders and health care providers such as nurses, EMTs, paramedics, police, firefighters, doctors, etc.

The training combines discussions and videos with hands-on skills training. The course is based on real-life rescue scenarios and lessons that reinforce decision-making skills so participants can be confident when responding to an emergency.

The training teaches:

  • Responding to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants
  • Using an AED on adult and child victims of cardiac arrest
  • Using personal protective equipment to stop blood-borne pathogens and other diseases from spreading
  • Training on administering emergency oxygen.

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