“Emergencies happen every day,” says Michele Roth, executive director of the Red Cross Central and Southeastern Washington chapter, headquartered in Kennewick. “Red Cross training can prepare you to act confidently during these events and save lives.”
“The whole reason why we wanted to offer these [trainings] to the military community is to give them the convenience of getting or maintaining their certifications,” said Christie Merrill with Red Cross Training Services.
Red Cross lifeguard training with service members on Joint Base Lewis McChord By: Abby Lutz According to a Red Cross survey, more than half of all Americans either can’t swim or don’t have all the basic swimming skills. That’s a scary statistic, and one the Red Cross is constantly working to improve by providing access … Continue reading A ‘tried and true’ partnership: JBLM provides Red Cross Water Safety Training to hundreds
By Diane Toomey When Zaire Spann of Steilacoom, WA and his friend Damon Roberson woke up one January morning they had no idea they would be instrumental in saving a young mother’s life. Zaire and Damon were in the car together when they noticed a young woman preparing to jump off an overpass onto a … Continue reading Certificates of Extraordinary Personal Action awarded in Tacoma
By Gordon Williams Lifesaving Award recipients, the survivor and Red Cross leadership at a recognition event in Everett, WA The story begins on October 19, 2018 when a cardiac condition dropped Stan Runyon unconscious to the floor of the Boeing plant in Everett, WA. It ends with four Boeing employees being given Red Cross Lifesaving … Continue reading How Red Cross Training Saved a Life
By Emily Thornton, Red Cross Volunteer (left to right) Jacob Pribilsky, athletic trainer Kelsey Brennan, and Colby Turner. (photo courtesy Colby) By Emily Thornton He said he just walked over to talk to a friend who had just finished his 400-meter race, one Saturday afternoon at Walla Walla High School. Little did 18-year-old senior Colby Turner … Continue reading National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen
By Dale Steinke With mass shootings dominating headlines in the U.S., it’s becoming more important than ever that bystanders know how to react to increase their odds of survival and to keep gunshot victims alive until trained medical professionals arrive. That’s the intent of the “Stop the Bleed” initiative, launched by the White House in … Continue reading Stopping the Bleed may Save a Life