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Louisiana Passes CPR in Schools Bill!

by Julie H. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On June 6, 2014 Governor Bobby Jindal signed House Bill 542, the Burke Cobb Act, into law, making Louisiana the 17th state to require all high school students to learn CPR.  

Please join us in thanking Governor Jindal and your legislators for helping to create the next generation of lifesavers.

Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, high school students will receive CPR and AED training. These students will be ready and able to act whenever they witness an emergency at home or within the community. From the school perspective, the hands-on training can be incorporated at practically no cost thanks to opportunities to partner with local hospitals, firefighters and EMTs. Plus, teachers do not have to be CPR-certified, unless the course results in CPR certification for students.

Thank you to Rep. Tom Wilmott, our bill sponsor, the Living 4 Burke Foundation and all You're the Cure advocates throughout the state. Our hard work is resulting in over 35,000 potential lifesavers entering our communities every year.

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