Local agencies and foundations have responded to CNCC’s request to purchase defibrillators, trauma kits and first aid kits for each building on campus along with the Rangely Airport building and Columbine Park.
Along with the request for funding for safety equipment, CNCC requested funding for CPR/First Aid training which will be provided to all faculty and staff.
Agencies providing funding for the project include the Town of Rangely, Rio Blanco Commissioners through CCITF funding, the Bacon Family Foundation and most recently, the Goodwin Foundation.
CNCC’s Student Safety and Well-being project is designed to provide the proper medical equipment in case a student or community member collapses due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Statistics from health agencies show Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year. SCA kills 1,000 people a day or one person every two minutes. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest increased 10 percent in people between the ages of 15 and 34.
The Student Safety and Well-being project also includes the acquisition of trauma and first aid kits to respond to unintentional injuries. According to statistics, unintentional injuries continue to be the fifth leading cause of death overall, with the most common cause of injuries are from traffic accidents, falls and violence, and are the leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 21.
CNCC’s Student Safety and Well-being project goal is to ensure proper medical treatment with the proper medical equipment in cause of an emergency, and is seen by campus leaders as being pro-active versus re-active.
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