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Ridge View School receives Defibrillators

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Life savers - Ridge View students Meg Kofmehl, left, and Taylor Radke show the District's new AED Defibrillators and Educational material which will help all Ridge View students to be certified in CPR before they graduate. Photo contributed
HOLSTEIN - Thanks to a grant from the Ida County Community Betterment Foundation and generous donations from the Galva-Holstein Athletic Booster Club, Holstein Kiwanis Club, Ridge View Music Boosters, and Schaller-Crestland Booster Club, the Ridge View Community School District was recently able to purchase two new AED's and CPR education material.

The school's new AED's (Automated External Defibrillators) are located in places in the Holstein school with easy access to the general public. One AED is in the high school commons just outside the Rosemary Clausen Performing Arts Center and the high school gym, and the second one is located by the back entrance near the locker rooms, with easy access from the football field, track, and baseball diamond.

The grant and donations also made it possible for the Ridge View District to purchase educational material to help meet the requirements of the "Healthy Kids Act," which was signed into law in May 2008. One specification of the Act requires every student to complete a course that leads to certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the end of grade 12, effective with the Class of 2012.

Starting with the current group of seniors, every graduating class from now on will leave Ridge View High School with an active CPR certification card through the American Heart Association.

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