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  • Babysitting program offers life skills training

    May 29, 2019 | Read More News
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    The Drexel Heights Fire District is partnering with the Pima County Health Department and Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center to offer a Babysitting Training Program to participants age 12-16, beginning June 11. 
    Baby being held
    The program includes classes such as fire safety, kitchen safety, child care, poison prevention, first aid, CPR and responsibilities and ethics of babysitting. During the fire safety class, participants will get to use a real fire extinguisher. In the child care class they will learn how to diaper, feed and hold a baby. Participants will also learn how to develop a babysitting resume which they can later use when looking for a babysitting job. The program includes American Heart Association’s Heartsaver level training in the areas of CPR, AED and First Aid!
    At the conclusion of the two-day program, participants walk away with a certificate listing all of the training and classes they completed, as well as an American Heart Association two-year certificate. The also receive some safety items to take with them as they begin their babysitting journey.
    Class dates are June 11-12, June 19-20, and July 9-10. The two-day sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 for District residents and $35 for non-District residents. 

    To register, visit www.drexelfire.org, stop by the Drexel Heights Fire District Administration offices at 5030 S. Camino Verde or call (520) 883-4341. The Drexel Heights Fire District receives Community Development Block Grant funding from Pima County.