MOUNT VERNON — St. Vincent de Paul School has been awarded Heart Safe School accreditation by The Snider Community Heart Watch and National Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation. The goal of the accreditation is to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and train schools on how to help a cardiac arrest victim until an ambulance arrives. St. Vincent de Paul is the first parochial school in the country to receive this accreditation.
In announcing the achievement, Bob Williams, co-chair Snider Community Heart Watch at Fairfield Medical Center, told St. Vincent staff and students, “We commend you for your efforts in taking this extra step to provide extra safety and security for your students, faculty, and visitors. Your leadership and willingness to improve processes at St. Vincent de Paul is admirable. I personally want to say it was not my leadership but the faculty and community believing in the effort and the team work behind it. Your efforts may impact many lives, so we thank you.”
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