At Greenwich EMS (GEMS), we believe that empowering students and school staff with life-saving knowledge can make our schools, homes, and communities safer. Through our comprehensive programs, we aim to instill confidence, awareness, and practical skills that can make a difference in critical situations.
We understand the vital role school staff, especially nurses, play in the well-being of students. To equip them with necessary emergency skills, we provide CPR and AED training and certification to all school nurses. Our efforts extend to providing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to every Greenwich public school, funded through grants and town funding. Additionally, we train dedicated response teams at each site in First Aid and CPR, ensuring a swift and efficient response to emergencies.
Greenwich EMS consistently exceeds the state’s mandated standards for CPR training. Recognizing the vital role of “The Chain of Survival,” we understand the significant impact young adults can have on a friend or family member’s survival before professional care arrives. This is why we prioritize education from a young age, ensuring that those we teach are well-equipped to make a life-saving difference.
GEMS is an active participant in community-oriented events like Greenwich High School’s Career Days and Health Fairs. We also collaborate in activities hosted by organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), promoting health and safety awareness among students.
By nurturing a generation proficient in life-saving skills, we’re creating safer schools and a safer Greenwich. Discover more about the GEMS in Schools program today. Together, let’s shape a generation of lifesavers.