Five local companies – Park National Bank, Licking Memorial Health Systems, The Boeing Company, The Energy Cooperative and Atrium – have partnered with citizenAID to bring life-saving training to Licking County schools. This marks the first corporate sponsorship for citizenAID, which teaches people to be citizen responders and act effectively in situations before emergency responders are available to provide medical support.
The partnership will provide citizenAID Public Treatment Kits in all 1,300 Licking County classrooms, and High Visibility Wall Stations that hold multiple kits in high-traffic areas at all schools across the county. The sponsorship also includes online safety, security, and trauma care training for all school staff members. Additionally, every purchased training program through the partnership includes an educational one for one match from citizenAID. Combined, more than 1,000 Licking County teachers will be trained through the program.
“One of the greatest strengths of our Licking County community is how local leaders, from both the business and public sector, partner together to make important initiatives a reality,” said Park Executive Vice President Matthew Miller. “This creative collaboration between five local companies, our local schools, and citizenAID is an excellent solution that can have a valuable impact on our future.”
“I’m encouraged by citizenAID’s initiative to train, equip, and prepare our communities to save lives in the event of an emergency,” said Ohio Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12). “This is a great example of a community empowerment program that brings public and private sectors together to make a positive change.”
“Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) is pleased to partner with other community-minded organizations to offer this essential training in the Licking County community,” said Rob Montagnese, LMHS President & CEO. “The citizenAID program aligns with our mission to improve the health of the community by preparing teachers to confidently provide effective support during a medical emergency.”