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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 6, 2012

UCSB Sorority to Host Public CPR Training

UCSB pre-med sorority Rho Psi Eta and Safety Matters Certified Training is sponsoring a CPR training event to the public on February 18, 2012.


Instructors with Safety Matters, an authorized American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Training Center, will offer the ASHI CPR and AED certification program. Successful participants will receive a two-year certification card.

The event will be held in room 1701 of the Theater and Dance building on the UCSB campus at 552 University Road with a morning session from 8:30 a.m. – noon and an afternoon session from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Each session can accommodate 50 participants. A $5 per person deposit will be required to secure a spot in the class and will be refunded at registration.

“We will be offering the CPR and AED program to show our support for national Heart Month,” explains Justin Haagen, owner and instructor with Safety Matters. “We’ll be teaching easy-to-learn CPR skills as well how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and are hoping to draw around 100 participants.”

To sign up for the class, please contact Rho Psi Eta Community Service Chairperson Dana Scott at 619-881-7886 or rpecommunity@gmail.com.

For more information on Safety Matters Certification Training, visit their website at www.cprtrainingsb.com. For more on ASHI emergency care training programs, please visit the Health & Safety Institute website or call 800-447-3177.

Health & Safety Institute

Eugene, Oregon-based Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is one of the leading emergency care and response training organizations in the world. American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid®, 24-7 EMS®, 24-7 Fire, EMP Canada, First Safety Institute (FSI), and GotoAID are members of the HSI family of brands.

Since 1978 HSI companies have partnered with more than 16,000 approved training centers and have authorized more than 200,000 professional safety and health educators, who have certified more than 19 million emergency care providers in the US and more than 100 countries throughout the world.

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