Giglio Partners with Red Cross and St. Bonaventure University To Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C-Gowanda) is partnering with the American Red Cross and St. Bonaventure University to offer free Hands-Only CPR training to those interested in learning this lifesaving skill. This 30-minute course is designed to be quick and easy to learn and can make the difference between life and death for others. Giglio is glad to help educate both St. Bonaventure University students and community members on the skill. The St. Bonaventure student Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) members will serve as student co-sponsors of the event, assisting with promotion both on and off campus.

“CPR training is an easy to learn, invaluable skill that could save lives, and we should all know how to perform this important technique,” Giglio said. “I am grateful for the partnership with the American Red Cross and St. Bonaventure University in this initiative. We are fortunate to have their cooperation, which allows us to present these sessions free of charge to individuals to learn this lifesaving skill. I hope to see many students and community members at these sessions. The assistance of the MERT students is an additional bonus - this highly-trained student medical force assists with emergencies on campus, and I’m pleased they are supporting this event.”

Hands-Only CPR is a non-certificate, non-credit course that will be presented free of charge to both St. Bonaventure students and members of the public at three separate sessions. Two sessions, offered on April 3, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., will be open to the public as well as students. A third session will be offered exclusively to St. Bonaventure University students at 12:30 p.m.

The place and times for the two CPR training sessions offered to members of the public will be:

  • Monday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Hall of Fame Room in the Reilly Center at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY14778.
  • The session for SBU students will be held in the same venue at 12:30 pm.

Those interested in participating in any of the sessions should visit and select the session of their choice.

Space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply early. For more information, call Assemblyman Giglio’s office at 716-373-7103.