BCPS in the News

1980s Disco Hit “Stayin Alive” to Help Students Save Lives with Hands-Only™ CPR Training

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Stranahan High School to provide Hands-Only CPR training to students and staff on Wednesday, October 29th.  Local media is invited to attend at 1 p.m.

The innovative training program is set to the tune of the 1980’s disco hit, “Stayin Alive.”  The hands only CPR technique consists of two steps: call 911, then push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. The beat of the disco music is consistent with the recommended rhythm for the hands-only CPR procedure.

Hands-Only CPR can help a heart attack victim survive three to five minutes -- possibly enough time until emergency medical services arrive.

The training program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the American Heart Association and Cities of Service. Approximately 200-300 students will be trained each day over the next five days.

The City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management and Domestic Preparedness Bureau in partnership with Broward County Public Schools

Hands-Only™ CPR training for approximately 75 Stranahan High School students

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Stranahan High School Gymnasium, located at 1800 S.W. 5th Place, Fort Lauderdale

Links to Hands-Only campaign:
http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_STAYIN/about.php http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_STAYIN/media.php