First Responders Show Superior School Staff Life-Saving Measures

Renee Passal
Updated: February 15, 2018 04:49 PM

There was no school on Thursday for staff in the Superior School District. But about 150 of them showed up to the middle school anyways, for a special training. And 40 teachers came for CPR certification.

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The training for the staff was five different modules, including adult CPR, infant-child CPR, medical emergencies, AED use, and bleeding control.

Battalion Chief Scott Gordon with Superior Fire was pleased with the turnout. "We want to get as many life-saving measures into ur community. And this is a great way to do it."

It all started when the Superior Fire Department got a grant to do a Heart Health and Safety Training for all the 7th graders. Now, they've been able to expand.

Thursday's training was made possible by Enbridge. Becky Haase, the Sr. Advisor of Community Engagement for Enbridge, said they were happy to help. "Through our Safe Community grant program, we can help them fund programs like this, so middle schoolers and school staff can get the training they need to maybe save a life someday."

Substitute teacher Kate Stack said she was CPR certified before, but it expired. So it was good to get a refresher. "I do always consider my surroundings every classroom, so I can react appropriately. I'm going to find some good strategy with all the people here to help us today."

The bleeding control section was added in response to the potential for an active shooter.

Gordon hopes that more and more people will get the training, and their whole community can be ready to respond. 


Renee Passal

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