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Prepare for a bleeding emergency with free first aid training

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Port Huron Recreation Department to host First Aid For Severe Trauma class

Fall at Port Huron Parks & Recreation

Community members of Port Huron and the surrounding areas are welcome to attend a free First Aid For Severe Trauma (FAST) training at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Palmer Park Recreation Center.

Developed by the American Red Cross and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), FAST is the first national Stop The Bleed course. FAST prepares individuals, of all ages, to provide immediate aid to bleeding victims before medical personnel respond.

A bleeding emergency can happen anytime, but there can be a delay between an injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Those participating in the FAST training will learn how to prepare for a bleeding emergency, recognize a bleeding emergency that exists, and what action steps to take when acting in a bleeding emergency.

“We are happy to provide the FAST course to our community for free. We are encouraging everyone to take advantage of this course because it may help to save someone’s life if they find themselves in a bleeding emergency. We hope no one has to experience a situation like this, but it is best to be prepared, just in case,” said Kati Gardner, co-supervisor of the Port Huron Parks and Recreation Department.

Ages 14 or older may attend the FAST course on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration for the training is available until Thursday, March 24, 2022. This course is free or $30 for certification.

Registration for the FAST training is available at or in person at the Palmer Park Recreation Center.

Those ages 15 or older wishing for additional emergency-related training may attend our CPR, First Aid and AED American Red Cross certification course on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Upon completing the course, participants will receive a certification valid for two years.

This CPR, First Aid and AED training is beneficial to medical professionals needing recertification or individuals. This course combines lectures with hands-on skills sessions.

The rate for a resident of the City of Port Huron, Burtchville Township, Clyde Township, Fort Gratiot Township and Port Huron Township is $75 for this course. The cost for the CPR, First Aid and AED course is $125 for nonresidents.

Registration for the CPR, First Aid, and AED training is available at or in person at the Palmer Park Recreation Center.

The Port Huron Recreation Department provides a safe, fun, innovative and active recreation and learning environment for adults and youth. Individuals may attend programs, clubs, camps, and special events throughout the year. For more information or questions, please call the Recreation Department at (810) 984-9760 or visit the Palmer Park Recreation Center, located at 2829 Armour St. Port Huron, MI.


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