Push for CPR & AED’s in Illinois schools

It may come as a shock to most people, but AED’s are NOT required in Illinois schools. CPR training isn’t required either! Seems ridiculous to us too.

Every year, Saving Chicago CPR provides CPR training to over 500 Chicago area high school students. This training is a vital life skill for everyone to learn. According to a recent CDC study, sudden cardiac arrest kills one student athlete every three minutes in the United States. Many of these deaths can be easily prevented with CPR and early access to an AED.

The current push to have AEDs & CPR training in Illinois schools comes from Harry Bell. Harry, 17, performed CPR on his father Eric & saved his life. He learned CPR as a freshman in high school. Read more about The Bell family push for CPR training in this Chicago Tribune Article.

If you’re interested in learning CPR, be sure to view our list of upcoming classes here.