Heart Safe Berks focusing on schools

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Published: Jan 29 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2012 06:45:21 PM EST

The group that helped get automated external defibrillators in police cars in Berks County is now focusing on schools.

The Friends of the Reading Hospital donated two AEDs to the Brandywine Heights School District Monday morning.

It also taught the senior class how to do CPR.

The district's superintendent is an EMT and he says these devices will help save lives.

"In sudden cardiac arrest the critical difference between life and death is the availability of, first, CPR, and the use of and AED," said Martin Handler, Superintendent of Brandywine Heights Area School District.

The group says it wants to certify every Berks County high school senior in CPR.