NSHS A Heart Safe School
The Heart Safe School Accreditation program began as a pilot program in Ohio in 2012 by the Snider Community Heart Watch at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. It began with an idea from one dedicated group of passionate individuals!
Schools that chose to become involved immediately found there was much more they could do to prepare themselves to deal with medical emergencies. Risk assessments were completed to identify at-risk students, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were moved from behind locked doors, staff and students became trained in CPR and medical emergency response drills were conducted on a routine basis.
It is understood that schools are continually being asked to do more with less. Heart Safe School Accreditation is designed so that it is achievable with minimal financial resources, while providing the necessary measures to improve safety. There is no application fee for accreditation. While the accreditation was developed with the intent of protecting youth in our communities, the principles of preparedness protect everyone who passes through the doors of an accredited school.