News Flash Home
The original item was published from 5/25/2018 4:29:00 PM to 12/28/2018 2:53:57 PM.

News Flash

CTN Latest Stories

Posted on: May 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] CRHS Freshmen Get CPR, AED Training

Students at Coon Rapids High School got a lesson dating back to the disco era this week.

On Tuesday morning, about 600 freshmen learned compression-only CPR to the tune of the Bee Gees "Staying Alive."  Members of the Coon Rapids police and fire departments along with Blaine officers were on hand to help train the students.  Last week, students did the classroom portion which included A-E-D instruction.  It's all part of the Coon Rapids Heart Safe initiative.

"Today is their actual physical part of it, the hands on part of it, the part where they put their hands on the dummies and actually do the compression," says Officer Bryan Platz of the Coon Rapids Police Department.  "Each student is required to do a minute straight of compressions, which is a long time to do compressions and this will satisfy their state requirement for graduation."

It took an hour to get all of the students thru the training.  Now every student at Coon Rapids High School is equipped with the life-saving skill.  CPR has been a graduation requirement in Minnesota since 2012.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in CTN Latest Stories

Garden Helps Students at Local School

Posted on: September 21, 2022

Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer Ramping Up

Posted on: September 16, 2022

City Council Candidates Take Part in Forum

Posted on: September 15, 2022

Business Spotlight: Bach to Rock

Posted on: September 15, 2022

Police Explorers Looking for New Recruits

Posted on: September 8, 2022

Paladin Opens New School in Coon Rapids

Posted on: September 2, 2022

Local Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

Posted on: August 19, 2022

Business Spotlight: Mindful Wellbeing

Posted on: August 19, 2022

Rise, Inc. Showcases Artwork of Clients

Posted on: August 15, 2022

Big Weekend for Golf in Blaine

Posted on: July 21, 2022

Coon Rapids Selects New Police Chief

Posted on: June 10, 2022

Business Spotlight: ACE Hardware

Posted on: May 25, 2022

3 City Council Seats on Ballot

Posted on: May 17, 2022

DARE Students Get Life-Saving Lesson

Posted on: April 21, 2022

Buff City Soap Opens in Coon Rapids

Posted on: April 14, 2022