El Roble eighth-graders get hands-on CPR training

Claremont Rotary bring hi-tech plastic babies with three lights to indicate if the user is doing chest compression pumps correctly using two-finger techniques. Three green lights tell the user they are doing the technique correctly. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Together We Prepare CPR and disaster preparation classes for El Roble eighth-graders have become a right of passage for thousands of middle-school students attending public schools in Claremont. Last week, the Rotary Club of Claremont just finished their 45th year of teaching at the school. The training includes three separate sessions covering not only CPR but also disaster preparation. Since its beginning, Rotarians have introduced CPR to over 21,000 students. Just this year it took 36 people to manage the classes, working with 459 students. Courier photos/Peter Weinberger


Claremont Rotarian Christine Hayes-Shaner supervises CRP thumb chest compression training for El Roble eight-graders at Together We Prepare classes. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger


Claremont Rotarian Marina Saad checks out a $500 plastic baby used to teach CPR to El Roble students during a session of Together We Prepare. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger


During the disaster preparation session, El Roble eight-graders watch a dramatic film showing flooding during a TWP class at the school. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger


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