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CPR in Schools Bill Signing Day

by Elizabeth W. on Friday, May 2, 2014

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Mississippi will begin training the next generation of lifesavers!  Through efforts from both American Heart Association staff and volunteers, the Mississippi Legislature passed the CPR education in schools bill with no opposition.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Michael Evans from Louisville. Rep. Evans is a first responder, being a fireman with the City of Philadelphia, MS.  On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Governor Phil Bryant held a bill signing ceremony at his office at the State Capitol.  Volunteers who helped educate the community and lawmakers were in attendance along with AHA staff.  Through this collaborative effort, thousands of newly trained CPR bystanders will be in OUR communities each year.  These students will be ready, willing and able to act whenever they witness an emergency at home or within the community and can potentially save lives every year. 



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