North Vancouver School District
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May 12
School district and City Fire launch “CPR C” pilot program

​By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Communications Manager

Over the past few weeks, over 50 Grade 10 students from Carson Graham and Sutherland Secondary participated in the “CPR C” pilot program.

North Vancouver City Fire first responders visited each school, spending 6 hours with students, covering topics such as CPR, choking, opioid recovery and deadly bleeds.

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“We appreciate first responders teaching students the importance of assessing the hazards of an incident, how to use lifesaving equipment, and the steps involved in reporting to an emergency dispatcher,” said Carson Graham Teacher Darren Wong.

“It was an engaging way to learn,” shared one student. Another said, “Instructors were personable and relatable.”

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Upon completion of the pilot program, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Mike Danks, Assistant Fire Chief, said, “Our team really enjoyed being back in schools, sharing our knowledge and experience with students. Public education and safety are important components of our work, and it was nice to see that come together for this pilot program.”

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Images above provided by North Vancouver City Fire.

Both City Fire and the North Vancouver School District look forward to continuing this educational learning experience and expanding the pilot program. As Jennifer Kinakin, Teacher and District Career Coordinator shared, “The CPR-C is a great example of community and career connections. This experience has been a nice addition to our career education offerings.”

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