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July 9, 2015

Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue partners with BCS to provide life-saving training

Beavercreek City Schools has teamed up with Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue to ensure staff members receive life-saving CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training, at a tremendous savings to the district.

The school district is required to ensure every building has staff members who are certified in CPR and AED use. While staff members can complete some of the training online, they are required to undergo a hands-on skills assessment and evaluation with an in-person instructor. Since 2014, the Beavercreek Township Fire Department has provided this skills assessment free of charge, certifying dozens of school district employees at a savings to the district of $35 per person.

Andrew Brewer, Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue CPR coordinator, said the service was part of the department’s community outreach efforts.

“The Beavercreek Township Fire Department is committed to making the community a part of the comprehensive care of its citizens,” Brewer said. “And we don’t limit the classes to the school district. In fact, since we implemented our public CPR program in 2013, we have certified more than 300 citizens. We’re proud to offer this level of training to our community.”

The district is certainly appreciative of the department’s time and expertise.

“This has been a great opportunity for our staff and our district, and we want to thank Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue for their generosity and assistance,” said Board of Education President Mick Lundy. “There is tremendous value to the community when public agencies partner and support each other to keep our residents safe and healthy.”