Southwick 9th graders to learn life-saving skills

Is the 11th high school statewide to be chosen for American Heart Association training

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – Ninth graders attending the Southwick Regional School will soon be CPR-smart! They will be taught how to help save the life of someone suffering from Cardiac Arrest.

The American Heart association notified the school that they have been chosen as Massachusetts’ 11th high school for the CPR training.

“It’s a very easy, 30-minute class that they would learn. They would recognize if someone needs CPR, and perform CPR,” Allyson Peron of the American Heart Association said.

The American Heart Association estimates that 90% of cardiac arrest victims outside of a hospital die each year because bystanders do not know CPR.

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