Congratulations to Fairport Central School District! The district recently received the "CPR Smart" recognition from the American Heart Association for committing to prepare their students for an emergency by teaching CPR.
As part of the program, the district will teach students how to identify someone in sudden cardiac arrest, to call 911, to begin performing Hands-Only CPR, and how to use an AED.
Why is Fairport's recognition so important? More than 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. Sadly, about 90 percent of victims die most likely because they don’t receive timely CPR. The community will now have more lifesavers thanks to Fairport Central School District!
The American Heart Association applauds the staff, students and board members of the Fairport Central School District for their CPR Smart School recognition.
A school can become a CPR Smart School by adopting a written policy that ensures students:
- learn how to recognize when someone is in possible cardiac arrest,
- learn hands-only CPR and practice compressions
- learn the importance and basics of an AED. Student certification is not required.
For an application or more information to become a CPR Smart School contact the American Heart Association’s New York State Government Relations Director Julianne Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.