School Districts in Connecticut Required to Train Students in CPR

HARTFORD, CT--Senator Toni Boucher (R- Wilton) and Ranking Member on the Education Committee announced today the implementation of several Education bills passed during the 2015 Legislative session. A number of the bills were ideas introduced by constituents and advocates in the district.

“Many of these bills will make a difference immediately in a child’s life,” said Sen. Boucher.

An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training is one such bill. The CPR bill as it is known would require school districts to train students in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It also allows boards of education to accept gifts, grants, and donations (including in-kind donations) to purchase equipment or material needed to provide CPR instruction in public schools.

“Training students in CPR will fill schools, as well as entire communities, with lifesavers. Students in possession of CPR skills won’t be afraid to take action if they witness an unresponsive person who is not breathing or not breathing normally. They will know to call 911 and to begin pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest, becoming the first link in the chain of survival,” added Sen. Boucher.

SOURCE: Senator Toni Boucher

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