Red Cross hosts virtual preparedness sessions for the public

MORGANTOWN — The Red Cross helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.  We provide lifesaving courses that train people to respond in emergencies. Takings steps to prepare for disasters can help people stay safe by responding appropriately when disasters strike and recover more quickly following a disaster.  

In celebration of March being Red Cross Month, we are extending an invite to you for our Community Preparedness Education Program (CPEP) sessions the first week of March. Our CPEP is a national, standardized, free preparedness education curriculum for adults and older youth taught by a certified presenter. We have three available trainings that we are offering: Be Red Cross Ready, Ready Rating, and Hands-Only CPR. 

Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ready Rating: Organizational emergency preparedness program that helps organizations of all types prepare appropriately, respond effectively, and recover quickly from disasters and other emergencies. Ready rating tools meet or exceed the minimum standards for organizational preparedness set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Thursday, March 3 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Hands Only CPR: Individuals will learn the knowledge, skill, and confidence required to administer Hands-Only CPR during sudden cardiac arrest emergencies that occur outside of a hospital setting.

Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Be Red Cross Ready: An introductory module on emergency preparedness on a local hazard learning how to prepare, respond appropriately, and basic steps to stay safe after a disaster.  

To register for a session or sessions please complete the registration at

To learn more, contact Jason Keeling, Executive Director of the Allegheny Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross at [email protected]