Posted by Herb Harris on Nov 04, 2017
In 2013, Peabody Rotary, with the help of a District Managed Grant, sponsored CPR training for teachers, administrators and staff at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. The club also donated a defibrillator to Peabody’s food pantry, Haven From Hunger.
Last month, as school was releasing for the day, a 16 year-old student passed out. She was immediately given CPR by staff members and then Principal Eric Buckley used the High School’s defibrillator to revive the student. Because of their fast action and training, this young lady will be fine.
Although we are not sure if the staff members who performed the CPR were part of the original Rotary training, we do know that the Rotary grant provided the basis for the CPR and solidified the importance of staff being prepared for emergencies such as this one. And this proves the value of the District Managed Grant program.