CPR for New Yorkers prompted by volunteer

CPR for New Yorkers prompted by volunteer

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A while ago, Laura van Straaten saw a Good Samaritan giving CPR to a stranger on the streets of NYC last winter and made it her 2009 New Year’s resolution to learn CPR herself.  She's an under-employed web journalist and TV producer. Pretty soon, her plan grew in scope: create a city-wide initiative where anyone can  “sign up and show up” to learn CPR conveniently, free and fast.  

This month, after more than a year of her efforts, the City of New York launched FDNY’s CPR To Go Program  where fire department EMTs offer free, hour-long classes to the public at gyms nestled in the neighborhoods where people live and work throughout all five boroughs of New York City. 

Check out more on the NY Times.

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twodogkd

Humm,
Two prior attempts to post were deleted. Not sure why.
Shorter version here.
Website about people saving lives
http://www.firstaidcorps.org/tag/school/
I personally know Karl Knutsen of Manteca who happens to be a JROTC instructor at East Union High School, that in addition to his job he volunteers lots of time helping in the community and helping his students, and that he teaches CPR including to other teachers in key positions (e.g. ones who would be most likely to be able to save lives). Not sure if this training is done during school time or on his own time. I do know he donates his time many weekends to benefit the public at large.
He has taught many classes and late last year a life was saved due to the training he provided . . .
Read about it here
http://www.firstaidcorps.org/tag/school/#ixzz0dm1vAQoU

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