Key Bank and the American Heart Association have generously donated 20 CPR kits to Shaker High School and students in the district’s physical education and health classes. The kits contain inflatable mannequins to save space and allow more students to train at once. Key Bank provided the funding for the American Heart Association to purchase the kits.
“It’s so important to educate and train students, given what’s going on in the world today,” said Kristen Kirk of Key Bank. “Key Bank is proud to support the American Heart Association in helping prepare them.”
New York State requires all students to complete hands-only instruction in CPR and instruction in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at least once between grades 9-12 and prior to graduation. “We think that it’s so important because CPR can double or triple someone’s chances of survival when they go into cardiac arrest,” said Sharon Horton with the American Heart Association. “So training this new generation of kids is essential in helping improve that survival rate.”
“On behalf of the North Colonie Central School District, I’m happy to accept the donation of 20 CPR kits that the American Heart Association has facilitated for us through a generous contribution by Key Bank,” said Supervisor of Secondary Physical Education, Health, and Athletics David Stadtlander. “These kits will be utilized by our Health and Physical Education teachers to educate our students in how to perform CPR and utilize an AED.”