“Little Hero – Big Hero” Family Preparedness Event

Created: Jan 10, 2011, by Kristin Kent, WFRV-TV 5

First Aid and Preparedness supports Be Red Cross Ready, a nationwide initiative launched by the Red Cross to help prepare for emergencies and disasters before they happen. This initiative challenges each person to take three actions to help make their families, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods safer:
 Get a kit
 Make a plan.
 Be informed.

Kimberly High School DECA (An association of Marketing Students) has joined forces with the American Red Cross – Outagamie Chapter to help families in the community prepare for an emergency, while raising funds to facilitate the purchase of a generator to power the chapter in the event of a disaster in Outagamie County, allowing the chapter to meet the needs of the community while faced with a power outage. The proceeds from the “Little Hero-Big Hero” Family Preparedness Event will benefit the chapter’s generator fundraising efforts.

Garrett Nelson, Hayden Hoffmann, and Curtis Schwister, 3 Kimberly High School Students have organized the “Little Hero-Big Hero” Family Preparedness Event within their community. The “Little Hero-Big Hero” Family Preparedness Event includes age-appropriate Basic Aid Training & Babysitter Training that will be taught to children while their parents, high school age siblings, teachers, or other community members are also being trained in CPR/AED & First Aid. The entire family can walk away from this event Red Cross Ready!

Basic skills, such as CPR and knowing what to do if someone is choking, SAVE LIVES. Research shows that the shorter the time from collapse to when CPR is initiated and the first shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED) is given, the greater the chance of survival of cardiac arrest. Protect your loved ones with American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Babysitter training today!

To register your family for the “Little Hero Big-Hero” Family Preparedness Event, please contact the American Red Cross Outagamie County Chapter at (920) 733-4481.

Pre-Registration is required.

Date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch is Provided!
Location: Sunrise Elementary School, N9363 Exploration Avenue, Appleton, WI 54915

Babysitter Training: $55.00 Per Person 10-15 Year Olds
Basic Aid Training: $15.00 Per Person 7-12 Year Olds
Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED & First Aid Training: $60.00/Per Person 15 Years & Older