Seeking to provide every graduating high school student the education and knowledge necessary to administer Hands-On CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), Jackson Hole Fire/EMS collaborated with Teton County School District to begin training this year’s freshmen class the important life-saving skill. By the end of the spring semester, every freshman will have Hands-On CPR completed.
“These freshmen are the first Wyoming students to begin this program,” noted Fire Inspector and Community Risk Reduction specialist Bobbi Clauson. “We are thrilled to have this partnership and to give students the training and confidence to know what to do if they witness a cardiac event.”
Students were given the training to provide Hands-on CPR and to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). The training does not require rescue breathing which allows action without the fear of using one’s mouth and contracting a communicable disease.
For questions or further information on Hands-On CPR, contact Jackson Hole Fire/EMS at 307-733-4732.