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First CPR SMART School Named in MA

 

The Swansea School Committee voted unanimously to make CPR training a graduate requirement at Joseph Case High School. They are the first school in Massachusetts to be recognized for their efforts and named a CPR SMART School and the requirement will likely go into effect for the class of 2016. This initiative was made possible because of a strong partnership with the Swansea Ambulance Corps. In 2014, 126 graduates successfully completed CPR and First Aid training given by Swansea Ambulance Corps. The program included nearly four hours of instruction and hands-on experience. The students learned how to give proper chest compressions, clear an airway and use a defibrillator. We are looking forward to being part of this year’s training in the second week of December. We have a number of schools working on this initiative and our goal is to have at least 10,000 students added as lifesavers in the community by the end of the year and have at least 20 schools recognized as CPR SMART Schools. If you are interested in helping us with this initiative, please reach out to me at Allyson.perron@heart.org.

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