Sequoia Healthcare District provides CPR training

Only a few hands went up when Woodside firefighter/paramedic Steven Silici asked Carlmont freshmen if they had taken a CPR class before.

Soon after, all 50 of the freshmen in fifth period were trained in the hands-only portion of CPR as well as how to handle a person who is choking and use an automated external defibrillator -- which all the schools in the Sequoia Union High School District now have on campus. The 40-minute safety presentation won't result in the students being certified. However, it will mean about 500 students on campus can help in their community. The training, which took place Thursday at Carlmont, is through a grant-funded partnership with the Sequoia Healthcare District. By the end of May, more than 2,000 freshmen in the district will have completed the training, said district Wellness Coordinator Karen Li. Read more...


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