CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-Greg Waite of the Red Cross in Chattanooga says the heroics of Chattanooga Pd's Officer Holmes who responded to a 911 call last Thursday night and saved an infant through CPR should inspire others.
"I have seen it unfold right in front of me, I have taught thousands of people how to actually save a life with with it"
Waite says the next 4 weeks are part of a national drive to make "National Prepardness Month" a time to learn about keeping you and your family safe.
Greg Waite,"For us it's a chance to get out there whether it's through community events through the media and social media, so people can constantly different tips and advice on awareness"
Chattanooga based WE R CPR have reached over 50,000 people in the last 10 years training them to do exactly this which is to save infants lives through CPR
Tonya Carver, lead CPR Instructor,"The two main causes of that is drowning and choking, the sad part is that 70% of the time the parents do not know how to react and respond"
Carver feels that everyone should learn CPR
"We have grandparents that come by to take the class, we have 11 and 12 year olds that take our baby sitter class, its very easy to do you learn it in under an hour"
CPR classes run throughout the year across our region and are taking enrollments right now.
South East Tennessee Red Cross will have regular updates with tips and advice on National Prepardness Month through their website and twitter and facebook feeds.