Las Vegas – Over a hundred southern Nevada residents took part in the ‘Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’ event held over the weekend.  The Red Corss hosted the event.

“Neighbors helping neighbors is the first line of defense in any disaster or tragedy,” says Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “We now have an additional 115 people in our community who have the skills to save a life.”

“Thank you to US Representatives Shelley Berkley, Joe Heck, and Dean Heller for partnering with us to bring this training to our community. We also appreciate the support of the Henderson Multi-Generational Center, Las Vegas Library, and Nye County Office of Emergency Management who provided the classroom space. Walgreens and Safeway provided the funding which enabled us to provide the training for free to the public.” said Emerson. “The Red Cross is about partnerships and this is an excellent example of that.”

Every year, over 25,000 people are trained locally in Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and water safety.

It was a beautiful day in Tucson when the tragedy struck. You never know when you may encounter an emergency. Call the Red Cross at 702-531-0237 to enroll in a class today. Get trained to save a life.

Those who were unable to attend a Save-a-Life Saturday event can visit to see the videos used in Saturday’s training.


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