First Aid & CPR

2024 American Heart Month Focuses on Prevention and Education

February 23, 2024

Harriet Vanderbilt, Red Cross Cascades Region In 1964, President Lynden Johnson issued the initial proclamation declaring February American Heart Month. The goal is for everyone, everywhere to raise awareness around […]

Family Tragedy Averted by a 20 Year Old Hero.

January 18, 2024

By Patricia Griffiths. Gasps from passengers aboard a ski boat signaled trouble to the driver, 20-year-old Ryan Perez, at Detroit Lake, Oregon on July 21, 2023. Checking his rear-view mirror, […]

“Guardian Angels were watching over me,” Portland man saved at local park by CPR certified bystanders

June 13, 2022

Story by Chelsea White/Red Cross Cascades Region   When an average Portland morning went from daily dog walking to a life-threatening emergency, Megan Carpenter’s quick actions and CPR training helped save […]

‘I was out like a light’: Two Oregonians Awarded Red Cross Lifesaving Awards for their Quick Action

August 4, 2021

Story by Colleen Hathaway / Red Cross Cascades Region Recently I called Tim Waud, Oregon Masters Swimming Chair and Head Coach of the Oregon City Tankers masters swimming team.  I […]

An Extraordinary Lifesaving Act Buys Precious Time for One Family

December 22, 2020

Story by Ali Hargrave / Red Cross Cascades Region On December 17, 2019 at the Laurelhurst Club in Portland, OR, many employees were working hard to get the space ready […]

Corvallis Teen Saves a Life Just Months After Completing CPR/First Aid Training

August 6, 2020

Story by Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades On Sept. 18, 2019, 15-year-old Luka Schaefers was startled from a routine family car ride through Corvallis, Oregon to see a man’s […]

Cascades Region FAST Program Ready to Respond at Major Sporting Events

November 20, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Since 1979, the American Red Cross has been providing first aid services at public festivals, sporting events and concerts. The Red Cross community […]

Heroes Walk Among Us

September 27, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Lifesaving heroes walk among us.  They may not always want attention and may not look for recognition – but they are there –  […]

Portland Woman’s CPR Training Saves Toddler’s Life While On Vacation

August 29, 2019

Story by Patricia N. Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Cries for help stopped the summer fun at a community pool in Southern California on July 5, 2019. A man carrying the […]

Staying Cool During the Hot Summer Months

June 13, 2018

Summer is here and the heat has come with it. With hot weather in the forecast, now is the time to learn or review some Red Cross safety tips to […]