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[Share]Published: November 26, 2012

Taylor & Taylor and Fireman's Fund Present Grant to FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit at FDNY High School CPR Training Session

Students at FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety organized a CPR training session for students

Students at FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety organized a CPR training session for students

Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, a fourth “R” was taught at the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety on Monday, November 26; Resuscitation.  The life-saving CPR class took place following a grant presentation by Taylor & Taylor Associates and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company to support CPR training.

Students from the FDNY High School, working closely with the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit, managed and planned a project to train every member of the school how to perform bystander CPR. 

“Learning CPR is one of the most important skills you can master – at any age,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said during the ceremony.  “The fact that these students are working to teach the entire school means there will be so many more motivated, dedicated young people in this city who now have the ability and the knowledge to save a life.”

Taylor & Taylor Associates and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company partnered to award the $17,990 grant to support the work of the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit.

(L to R): Chief of Department Edward Kilduff; President of Taylor & Taylor Associates, Scott Taylor; Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano; Vice President of Fireman's Fund, Glenn Skrynecki

(L to R): Chief of Department Edward Kilduff; President of Taylor & Taylor Associates, Scott Taylor; Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano; Vice President of Fireman's Fund, Glenn Skrynecki

Since its inception, the Mobile CPR Training Unit has trained over 67,000 people, including 2,800 middle and high school students.  The unit offers free training by certified FDNY EMS instructors in all five boroughs.

“The hope is that by giving to the community and helping to train people like the students in this high school, we can make it a safer place to live for everyone” said Scott Taylor, President of Taylor & Taylor.

Since December 2006, Fireman's Fund has awarded the FDNY over $600,000 dollars. This grant by Taylor & Taylor brings their total donations to the Department to over $170,000.

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