BCC Offers 'Save a Life' Class

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a Save a Life class on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 am-2 pm. 
The class will cover Narcan training, basic first aid; adult and child automated external defibrillator (AED) use; adult, child and infant cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and bleeding management. 
The class will be held in Room 205 of the Hawthorne building on BCC's main campus, located at 1350 West St, Pittsfield. The cost of the class is $90. To register, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/savealife
Aiding in a person's survival during an emergency depends on a basic set of skills, which can be maintained for life. This class covers what to do to address common injuries; how to administer CPR immediately, thereby doubling or tripling a victim's chance of survival; how to use a defibrillator; and how to administer Narcan in the event of an opioid overdose. 

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Construction Grant Changes No Longer Align with Berkshire Atheneum's Goals

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass — The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has adjusted this round of its construction grant program, no longer aligning with the Berkshire Athenaeum's goals. 
This grant round is really no longer a renovation program, library Director Alex Reczkowski said during a trustees meeting last week.
Interested applicants need at least two locations that they would be interested in pursuing as possible libraries or locations, not just the current library, he said. Acceptance of the award is once every 30 years. 
Although the library has some physical upgrades to the building in its strategic plan, it does not have enough data for a bigger project than that, Reczkowski said. 
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