When it comes to interacting with the public, park and recreation professionals lead the way. U.S. adults agree it is important that the public has access to first-aid training and certification opportunities. Public safety is paramount in our parks, recreation centers, and at all events. More than nine in 10 park and recreation professionals receive access to first-aid training and certification opportunities. Nearly three-quarters of all park and recreation agencies offer safety training classes to the public.

  • Key Findings:
    • Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults agree that it is important for the public to have access to first-aid training and certification opportunities
    • Seventy-two percent of park and recreation agencies offer safety training classes to the public
    • Ninety-two percent of park and recreation agencies provide first-aid training and certification opportunities to their staff
    • Eighty-one percent of parents agree that it is extremely or very important for children and young adults to learn about the environment and ways they can help be a good environmental steward

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