On Friday, Oct. 20, several members of the Spencer Township Fire and Rescue Department visited Black River Elementary School to provide training on Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices and basic CPR.
All elementary school staff were able to participate in the half-hour, hands-on training. Staff were shown how to use an AED and were able to practice basic CPR compressions on training mannequins. Staff members took turns practicing the proper compression techniques and placing the AED pads on the mannequins.
“We are grateful to our wonderful fire department for coming in to provide this training,” said Becky Luth, Black River Elementary Principal. “They generously volunteered their time to come out and help our staff gain skills that will better equip us to keep students safe. We are so thankful that we were able to take part in this valuable training.”
Thanks to the training, staff would be able to respond and assist in a crisis situation if something were to happen during the school day until emergency services arrive.
“Thank you to one of our local fire departments for coming out to provide our staff with these invaluable skills,” said Superintendent Chris Clark. “It is wonderful to live in a community that is so supportive of our schools and our students.”