A growing effort to make CPR training a high school requirement

How you can get involved

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) –  It’s something many local cities and towns have already done, and now there’s a push to make it a state requirement.

Cities like Chicopee have made CPR training a high school graduation requirement. It’s a requirement in 27 other states. However, here in Massachusetts, only athletic coaches need to be CPR certified. One woman said it’s a life-saving skill everyone should know.

“I think that it’s a really good idea. You might run into a situation where somebody needs that and it’s a good skill to have,” said Corey Black, a Feeding Hills resident.

There’s currently a petition, asking your elected officials to dedicate state funds to high school CPR training. To learn more about the petition, or to sign it, Click Here.

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