Volunteers get free first-aid courses courtesy of 911 Seminars

Gus Lactaoen, like many other Kauaians, said he appreciates the efforts of volunteers like those with the Kauai Search and Rescue team, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.

Lactaoen, of 911 Seminars, teaches classes on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and proper use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED), and recently taught those classes for free to members of those volunteer teams, he said in a press release.

The site was the Sunset Clubhouse at Princeville.

They all passed both classes, he said.

Participants included Janice Olsen, John Burns, Chad Pacheco, Debra Gochros, Sal Ochoa, Azi Turturici, Jim Turturici, Barbara Leaman, Peter Kahapea, Ginny Baldwin, Bill Woodard and Kuma Davis.

“What a wonderful bunch of dedicated people,” Lactaoen said, also taking the opportunity to let people know about upcoming workshops in first aid, CPR and AED use.

Those successfully passing the classes get American Red Cross certification, he said.

Registration is required.

For more information on cost, location and times, call 651-4180, or visit www.911seminars.com.

The course April 22 is at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville, with an introduction to first aid, adult CPR and AED usage covered.

On April 29 at 9 a.m. at The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps, the same courses will be offered.

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