Beginning this spring, all sophomores at Roseville Area High School will learn how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
The program is being offered as part of the school’s health education.
Roseville firefighters will teach about 500 students each year the steps to save the life of someone who is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Students will each receive an hour of training on hands-only CPR and will receive instructions on how to use an AED. Participants will get to practice the training on CPR manikins.
The Roseville Fire Department is dedicated to the well-being of all community members. This training will give teens the basic tools to potentially save a life. Having more people trained in basic CPR can significantly increase the survivability rate of a cardiac arrest victim.