The Greece Central School District is partnering with Highland Hospital to offer free CPR and AED training on Saturday, February 11 in the Odyssey Academy cafeteria, 750 Maiden Lane. Participants will learn how to perform hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This emergency lifesaving procedure is performed when the heart stops beating. When administered immediately, CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. Participants will also learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). REGISTER HEREto participate in any of four available 90-minute training sessions.
Greece residents Mark and Rebecca Knowles were inspired to coordinate this free training event after witnessing the lifesaving medical attention received by Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin. Their personal advocacy for CPR training began about 15 years ago when their son, who was 7 at the time, went into cardiac arrest at home. Rebecca, a nurse, was able to administer CPR, which saved her son's life. Since then, they have both trained thousands of people on how to administer the same lifesaving care and were the catalysts behind Greece Central adding hands only CPR and AED training for all students in grades 6-12.