Individuals interested in safety training can find nearby classes by contacting their local American Red Cross office, the organization notes. The American Red Cross offers first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator, or AED, training that leads to certifications for professionals who need advanced first-aid skills.
The American Red Cross offers safety training and certification courses in local classrooms throughout the United States, in addition to online courses and courses that mix in-person and online training, according to the organization's website. Online courses are self-paced, and students have two years to complete them. Digital certifications allow individuals who complete relevant courses to view and print their official certificates from their American Red Cross accounts or allow their employers access to verify their certificates' validity.
Companies and other organizations can schedule their employees and volunteers to take classes onsite, as noted on the American Red Cross website. Organizations can also designate their own, in-house trainers and arrange for the American Red Cross to provide train-the-trainer classes.
In addition to formal safety training, the American Red Cross website maintains a knowledge base of information, including checklists individuals can use in planning for and responding to emergencies such as severe weather or injuries.