Germantown High School students receive AED/CPR training

NOW: Germantown High School students receive AED/CPR training

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) – Germantown high schoolers now have the skills to save lives during a catastrophic event like a school shooting or medical emergency.

It’s the first year Germantown high school students are learning how to stop people from bleeding using a “Stop the Bleed” kit.

On Wednesday, more than 200 students are going through training. By the end of the school year, about 1,000 students will have learned lifesaving skills.

The Germantown Fire Department is now working on a grant to get a Stop the Bleed kit in every single classroom.

After numerous mass shootings across the country, the Germantown fire chief says these skills are needed.

“A lot of people lost their lives because they bled out because rescuers couldn't get to them because the shooter was still shooting,” said Germantown Fire Chief Gary Weiss.

“Through Sandy Hook and other school shootings it was kind of amazing how if they had stuff like the bleeding kits that they were teaching us how to use how many more lives could have been saved,” said Germantown High School senior Megan French.

Eight Stop the Bleed kits will be available in the high school in high-risk classrooms like the wood shop and science labs.

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