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Students learn to use CPR

Clackamas Fire District No. 1 has partnered with Cascade Healthcare Services to provide hands-only CPR and AED training to health classes in the middle schools of North Clackamas School District.

by: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Clackamas firefighters oversee students at Rock Creek Middle School in Happy Valley practicing hands-on CPR.These classes include Happy Valley Middle School, Rock Creek Middle School, Alder Creek Middle School and Rowe Middle School. Every semester this year, each of the school’s health classes will receive the training.

Students can practice their skills on inflatable CPR mannequins included in each of the 122 hands-only CPR kits, which were purchased with a generous donation from the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation.

Once a student completes their training in Health Class, they are tasked with taking the kit home and teaching hands-only CPR to a minimum of three friends or family members. In order to receive a grade in the class, the student must return signatures of those they taught, along with the hands-only CPR kit, to their teacher.

Clackamas Fire’s goal by the end of the school year is to teach every seventh and eighth-grade health student in North Clackamas School District (approximately 2,500), and with these students each teaching hands-on CPR to at least three people, more than 10,000 people ultimately will receive the training this school year.

Since Clackamas Fire began the program, the health classes at Clackamas High School as well as Gardiner Middle School in Oregon City have received hands-only CPR and AED

training.




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