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A Commitment to Safety at Ephrata Schools

Two people work together with a CPR dummy

Did you know that swift action in an emergency can double or even triple a person's chance of survival? That's why Ephrata Schools regularly conducts CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and First Aid training for our staff and coaches. At a recent class, Pam Cleveringa, a member of our school nursing team instructed a room full of staff from across the district on the skills they will need in the event of an emergency. By holding this training regularly, is our goal to:

  • Provide an Immediate Response: An emergency can happen to anyone, anywhere, any time. Knowing First Aid, CPR and how to use an AED allows a quick and effective response.
  • Bridge to Professional Care: First Aid, CPR and AED use provide a bridge between the time an emergency occurs and the arrival of professional medical help, significantly improving the outcome.
  • Build a Safer Community: When more people in a community are trained, the entire community becomes safer. The skills learned in this class go beyond the boundaries of our school and benefit our city.
  • Give Ephrata Families Piece of Mind: We hope that knowing members of our staff are trained provides peace of mind and confidence in our ability to take action when it matters most.

We are extremely thankful for our excellent nursing staff who make us better able to serve our students, staff and community.