The American Red Cross, including the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, KABC 7, Arco and Sav-on Drugs, have teamed up for the 12th Annual “ABCs of a Safe Summer,” which runs through Wednesday, August 20th.

As part of the “Safe Summer” program, the Santa Monica Red Cross is scheduled to host a free Adult and Child CPR training course Saturday, June 28th, at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica.

Class sessions are three hours long and begin at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is strongly recommended. Call (310) 394-3773 during weekday business hours, or go online at for information or reservations.

Space in specific class sessions can’t be guaranteed to those who have not registered in advance. Anyone requiring a certificate will be charged a $10 administrative fee.

This year’s program ties together first aid, CPR, water safety, fire/barbeque safety, electrical safety, and introduces a new component of driving safety. “Driving Safety At-a-Glance” will be available at all Arco gas stations.

The “ABCs of a Safe Summer” offers a site list of activities and events and At-a-Glance flyers that serve as guides for CPR, first aid and water, fire, electrical and heat safety. The flyers are distributed through various American Red Cross chapters and at over 400 Sav-on locations. Most “ABCs of a Safe Summer” print materials also can be viewed and downloaded at

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is a nonprofit corporation that provides health and safety education, youth services, CPR and first aid training, disaster awareness and disaster relief efforts.

Information, (310) 394-3773.