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Don’t miss your chance to get AED/CPR certification

If you are interested in automated external defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AED/CPR) certification, UCOP’s training sessions, which began this week, still have openings.

Registration is open to those interested in becoming certified or in recertifying. Act soon to reserve your spot, as each session is limited to 20 participants.

OP is fortunate to have so many staff trained in emergency response, including AED/CPR, first aid and floor wardens. These onsite emergency responders are a critical component of UCOP’s overall emergency plans.

The Office of the President established an AED/CPR program several years ago for Oakland-based staff. Such programs have been shown to dramatically improve the survivability of heart-attack victims.

The upcoming classes, offered through OP’s Office of Risk Services, are four-hour sessions that include training in the AED device and adult CPR. Those who successfully complete one session will receive certification valid for two years.

To register, please send an email to indicating your preference for one of the following sessions:

  • Thursday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Franklin Lobby One
  • Monday, Aug. 22, 1 to 5 p.m., 512 Kaiser Building
  • Friday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 612 Kaiser Building
  • Monday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 512 Kaiser Building
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Franklin Lobby One
  • Monday, Oct. 24, 12 to 4 p.m., Franklin Lobby One

Please include in your request your phone number, building location (Kaiser, Franklin, 20th, Broadway), division name and workspace number.

Your request will be acknowledged within 24 hours and confirmation sent by a return Outlook meeting invitation.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Charbonneau, emergency manager, at 510-987-9594 or, or Janine Crocker, program administrator, at 510-987-9882 or

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