Glen Oaks High School students receive CPR training kits

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) - The American Heart Association has teamed up with the Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana to help teach high school students CPR. 

In 2014, Louisiana passed the Burke Cobb Act which requires high school students to train in CPR to graduate.

In order to fulfill this requirement, the American Heart Association and Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana donated CPR training kits to help students get certified. Glen Oaks High School students got their hands on those kits Monday. 

“And the school it was just our entry so that we could celebrate it and teach our first group of kids, but it won’t actually go to all the schools and each school will use it as training for hands only CPR,” said Kristen Gradney, Louisiana American Heart Association Board of Directors.  

The American Heart Association said you don’t need to be a high school student to learn how to do CPR. 

Residents can contact the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Heart Association for information on local courses. 

 

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