Accidents happen - burns from a kitchen fire, a broken limb from a fall, heat exhaustion on a sweltering day. You can prepare for these inevitable mishaps by learning first aid from the American Red Cross and by outfitting your home with the tools needed to treat a medical emergency.
“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.”
My name is Anwishta Acharrya and I am an AmeriCorps Community Preparedness Coordinator serving at the American Red Cross in Seattle through the Washington Service Corps. In my position, I educate youths, adults and seniors on Disaster Preparedness with the goal of building a safer, better prepared, and more resilient community. I was recently inspired by a community event that I … Continue reading AmeriCorps Story of Service: Anwishta Acharrya
Our Youth Preparedness team teaches free classes to schools, Scouts and other youth groups. They teach four different classes, each designed to empower youth in our community to be better prepared for emergencies. Here's a look into our Youth Preparedness programs in Kitsap County: On December 18, Krystina Duckworth and Ari Hock presented Passport to … Continue reading Preparing youth in Kitsap County
February has been a busier month than expected for the First Aid Station Team (FAST) thanks to an exciting Super Bowl win. Last week, they supported the Seahawks Super Bowl parade and the Valentine’s Day Dash 5k in Green Lake. Our FAST is committed to providing premier first aid services at festivals, races, parades and … Continue reading FAST in February
This past Saturday October 5th from 9 to 11 am, our First Aid Stations Team (FAST) members participated in the 4th annual CFC 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. All the proceeds went to the Greater Olympic Peninsula United Way with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). All running … Continue reading The FAST in Action!