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Red Cross to hold CPR Saturday
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American Red Cross PR Saturday
• When: March 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-6 p.m.
• Where: Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department, Highway 119, Springfield
• Cost: $10 per person
• To register: Call (912) 651-5371 or go to

The American Red Cross announced a CPR Saturday mass training event in Effingham County.  

“The Red Cross wants the residents and businesses in Effingham County to know that we are here and available to train and certify them in first aid, CPR, water safety, Babysitter — the whole line of Red Cross health and safety training products,” said Dan Kurtz, health and safety director for the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross. “The Red Cross already trains for a number of Effingham-based businesses and we have had some success running our babysitter-training courses in the area. But we know there are a lot more people who just do not know that we are here so we decided to get their attention by offering the discounted CPR Saturday training.”  

The CPR Saturday event is being held March 27. There are two sessions of adult CPR — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. There is room for up to 50 people in each session. The cost is reduced from $30 per person to $10 per person.  

“When we do a CPR Saturday event the idea is to fill the sessions. We don’t want cost to be a deterrent,” Kurtz said. “Keep in mind that you do still need to pre-register and pre-pay. You can do that by calling our office at (912) 651-5371 or just go online to You’ll find the CPR Saturday registration information under the Health and Safety Training tab on the front page.”  

The CPR Saturday event will be held at the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department in Springfield and the Red Cross is planning on staffing it strictly with Effingham County-based instructors.

The Red Cross expressed its thanks to Effingham Hospital, Hadden Insurance, South Atlantic Miche LLC, Melissa Walker and the Effingham County Board of Commissioners for their financial and material assistance with this event.