Bus drivers receive CPR and first-aid training

In case of emergency

KCSD PHOTO Staff at UPMC and bus staff gather after a day of CPR and first-aid training.

LOCK HAVEN — UMPC recently partnered with Susquehanna Transit and Keystone Central School District to ensure that all bus staff has CPR and first-aid training. The training took place at the Dunnstown Fire Hall, instructed by staff at UPMC.

“The district strives to create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for students. Partnerships such as this help the district ensure we are doing all we can to be prepared in an emergency situation. We appreciate UPMC and Susquehanna Transit for their continued support of our students and families” stated Keystone Central Business Manager Susan Blesh.

UPMC Director of Nursing Darla Hardy, stated, “I believe this is a great opportunity for collaboration between Susquehanna Transit, the hospital, and the school district. This really is for our community and the primary goal is to make sure we improve the health and wellness of the community. The drivers will be equipped to initiate standard first aid while waiting for response and being able to continue care.”

Michelle Gregory, Linda Kitchen, and Francis Kitchen were among many of the bus drivers who participated in the CPR training.

“Not only did I do this for the children on my bus, I also did this for my children at home. CPR training is a great thing for some of the members of our community to have,” Linda Kitchen said.