Thursday, January 24th, the third of three 6th grade classes became certified in CPR this year and are ready to help in an emergency. Mr. Don Dieckmann, principal, Mrs. Kraft, Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. Tucker and the 6th grade students of Grant D. Morse Elementary School in Blue Mountain welcomed firefighters from the Centerville/Cedar Grove Fire Companies into their classrooms so they could learn how to save a life. Phil Butta, Brian Ellsworth, Jennifer Ellsworth, Jim Mullen, and Scott Tucker volunteered their time to teach the kids life-saving skills. The skills weren’t the only thing the kids learned though. They also heard the message that they are capable and an important part of our community.
Mr. Dieckmann shared these thoughts about the training,
“Our 6th grade students for the past 2 years have been blessed with the opportunity to learn perhaps the most important life lesson of all, the lesson of how to save a life. Due to the efforts of our local heroes, Firefighters of the Centerville/ Cedar Grove Fire Companies, the Saugerties community now has 120 more young citizens who are certified in CPR. I hope that we can continue to have this opportunity for many years to come.”
The members of the Centerville/ Cedar Grove fire companies would like to thank the Centerville Fire District for sponsoring the training, administration and teachers of Grant D. Morse School for allowing them to make the course available to the kids, and the kids for working so hard and doing such a great job during training. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller
If you’d like to learn how to help in an emergency, call the Centerville Fire Company 845-246-5223 or Cedar Grove Fire Company 845-246-4739.
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