Glendale Fire Department moves CPR class online for high schoolers

Apr 19, 2020, 4:15 AM

(Facebook Photo/Glendale Fire Department)...

(Facebook Photo/Glendale Fire Department)

(Facebook Photo/Glendale Fire Department)

PHOENIX — The Glendale Fire Department has created a CPR and AED video online to help high school seniors fulfill a graduation requirement.

Senate Bill 1137, which went into effect last July, tasks high seniors with completing a CPR class in order to graduate.

Students will be able to access the Glendale Fire Department’s CPR and AED video online and complete a short survey, according to a release by the department.

Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Glendale Fire Department provided the CPR and AED classes to high schools across the city through public education programs.

Teachers can share a link of the video to students and keep track of who completed the survey.

Along with providing high school seniors a way to satisfy a need for graduation, the video also provides valuable knowledge on life-saving procedures.

About 70% of cardiac arrests occur at home, with that number suspected to have increased recently because of “stay-at-home” orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to American Heart Association data.

Early CPR is the most critical part of the chain of survival for those who suffer a cardiac arrest.

Public district and charter schools across Arizona in March were forced to close in-person instruction for the remainder of the scheduled year to stop the spread of the virus.

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Glendale Fire Department moves CPR class online for high schoolers