Every year, Salem firefighters teach 8th-graders in the Salem-Keizer school district how to perform CPR and use an AED (automatic external defibrillator). The Salem Fire Department is able to run this training program with the financial help of the Salem Fire Foundation. The Foundation helps cover the costs associated with the program. One of those costs is the training manikins also known as “Mini Annes.” Every student who learns CPR practices on a Mini Anne.
Nearly 17,000 students have been trained through the program since it started in 2015! Because the manikins get used so much though, they need to be replaced eventually.
The Salem Fire Department has requested 20 new Mini Annes so that they can continue the training program. When we purchase them in bulk, they are just under $75 a piece. Will you help cover the cost?
If you would like to help, click here to make a donation. Don’t forget to mention that your donation is for a Mini Anne!
See what our Executive Director has to say in the video below!