CPR classes offered in Amercian Sign Language

rco_blog_img_BlogLogoYou can still sign up for the Feb. 28 classes offered in ASL at the American Red Cross.

These classes will be offered at our Springfield office.

  • Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED on 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Offering ID is 02672088.  $110.00 per person.
  • Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED only – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Offering ID is 02671628.  $90.00 person.

Register by using redcross.org/takeaclass or calling 1-800-redcross.


Thank you, Shirley Temple

— From your fans at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts

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Snow? Red Cross ready

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American Red Cross of Massachusetts volunteers are gearing up for what will be a week of snow and cold.

With snow coming tonight, volunteers are being polled for their availability. We know it’s not just a great deal of snow coming but bitter cold too — which many times brings a spike in house fires.

How do you stay Red Cross Ready? Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Prepared.

17 new disaster responders right there


Disaster comes sometimes in the form of a slow-moving snowstorm, and sometimes it’s a sudden house fire. Mr.Jack Kavanagh spent part of the weekend teaching Disaster College to a new crop of Red Cross rco_blog_img_BlogLogovolunteers — 17 disaster responders — who are now trainees, ready to help in a disaster.

You can join in too — find opportunities at RedCross.Org/MassachusettsVolunteer.

Jan. 15: Great Molasses Flood

It was on this day in 1919 that a 35-mile-an-hour wave of sticky syrup washed through the streets of Boston’s North End. It was said the wave was more than 24 feet high and killed 21 people, injuring 150.

An interesting article in Scientific American today talks about the disaster.

‘The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 is both tragic and fantastic. To fully understand this bizarre disaster, we need to examine what makes it unique—its very substance. “The substance itself gives the entire event an unusual, whimsical quality,” wrote Stephen Puleo in his book Dark Tide…’

rco_blog_img_BlogLogoThe American Red Cross was there that day responding to the disaster, working with the community and supporting first responders as they rescued the injured. The Women’s Motor Corps had a particular advantage with their uniforms — their riding boots went up knee-high, which they used as they waded out in molasses to bring food and water to first responders.


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