THINKSTOCK

THINKSTOCK

First Aid class coming up

In a few short hours, Juneauites can learn how to save a life.

Starting earlier this summer, the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation department has been offering First Aid/CPR/AED certification classes for anyone in the community, and the next class is Saturday, Aug. 19. The class, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., teaches the basics of CPR and also how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Those who complete the class will earn an American Red Cross certification that lasts for two years.

Community members can register at the Parks and Recreation website by clicking on the tab labeled “Lessons & Programs” and scrolling down to “Red Cross Courses.

The class costs $150, with an option to pay $25 for materials. After Aug. 19, the next class is Sept. 16, and classes will continue into the winter. With advanced notice, the Aquatics Division can set up a class for groups or organizations of at least five people who want to have their own class.

More in News

The author managed to take a grouse despite being deep in thought for a good half hour of his deer hunt. He made jalapeno poppers that night.
Internal dialogue of a hunter (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)
I Went to the Woods: The internal dialogue of a hunter

There is always something that comes to mind when I am outside.

Courtesy Photo / Molly Pressler Collection
Japanese-Americans interned in Alaska in World War II are shown in this photo at a camp in New Mexico where they endured the majority of the war.
Research into interned Japanese-Americans in Alaska receives grant support

104 Japanese-Americans were interned from Alaska at the outset of WWII.

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement… Continue reading

It's a police car until you look closely and see the details don't quite match. (Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Police calls for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
COVID at a glance for Thursday, Sept. 16

The most recent state and local figures

The Juneau Police Department is seeking more information on a handful of crimes that occurred in Juneau in August. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Police seeking information on recent crimes in Juneau

The police need more information if the investigations are to proceed.

The Baby Raven Reads-published book Shanyaak’utlaax̱ – Salmon Boy will represent Alaska at the 2021 National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress. (Courtesy art / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Baby Raven Reads book is Alaska’s selection for National Book Festival

It’s the first time a book from the early literacy program has been selected.

Most Read