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Hartford High School working to make everyone in the building CPR certified

Hartford High School working to make everyone in the building CPR certified

HARTFORD, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan school is working to make everyone in the building is CPR certified.

Right now, Hartford High School already has most of their faculty and staff CPR certified, but starting this year, all freshmen are also learning the skill that could help save someones life.

It's currently not a requirement for Michigan students to learn CPR, but Hartford made it a priority after a donation from their foundation.

"They said over 300,000 people have cardiac arrest every year, yet only 3-5 percent of the people are trained, so hopefully the kids will never have to use it, but if they do hopefully they can save somebody's life," said Hartford High School Principal Dave Janicki.

Hartford is hoping to continue this program each year, so by the time these freshmen are seniors, every student in their high school will be certified.

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