Students at Baltimore High School will soon be able to perform CPR, and Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) thanks to an ACT Foundation training program, and a generous donation of defibrillators.
There will be 1,000 new Newfoundland students trained in the program each year, of which 24 will be from Baltimore High School.
The program was unveiled on January 18th at a brief training session in St. John’s, where teachers were invited from Baltimore, as well as from Holy Spirit High School in Conception Bay South, St. Peter’s Junior High School in Mount Pearl, and Brookside Intermediate in Portugal Cove-St. Phillip’s.
Concurring with this year’s training program is the donation of defibrillators to all of the four schools involved. The defibrillators are being donated by Vale, the mining company which operates the super rich Voisey’s Bay base metals mine ion Labrador. The machines were used as part of the initial training session at the School Board resource centre.
The new students trained in 2019 will join 800 other students from Placentia’s Laval High School, Trepassey’s Stella Maris Academy, Bell Island’s St. Michael’s Regional High School, The Goulds’ St. Kevin’s Junior High School and St. Bride’s Fatima Academy, where the ACT Foundation set-up its training program in 2018.