15 State Schools Honored as "Heart-Safe Schools"
From: The Birmingham News - al.com
In an effort to ensure that Alabama schools are well-equipped with and trained to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), Alabama LifeStart has awarded 15 schools the title of "Heart-Safe School." The recipient schools were honored for having incorporated AED training into their student health or physical education curriculum.
The following schools have been awarded the title of "Heart-Safe School" by Alabama LifeStart:
- Bibb County High School, Centreville
- Chickasaw City High School, Chickasaw
- Fyffe High School, Fyffe
- Greensboro Middle School, Greensboro
- Hokes Bluff High School, Hokes Bluff
- McKenzie High School, McKenzie
- Saint James School, Montgomery
- West Blocton High School, West Blocton
- Chickasaw City Elementary School, Chickasaw
- Francis Marion High School, Marion
- Greenville Middle School, Greenville
- Hartselle High School, Hartselle
- Horseshoe Bend School, New Site
- Montgomery Technical Education Center, Montgomery
- Satsuma Middle School, Satsuma
Nationwide, about 7,000 high school age children die from sudden cardiac arrest and only five to 10 percent survive without immediate treatment. An AED can increase the survival rate to 50 percent.