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Genesee County receives recognition for Mi Heart Safe Designation

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In its fourth year, Michigan awards 125 schools with Mi Heart Safe Designation. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLUSHING, Mich. - In its fourth year, Michigan awards 125 schools with Mi Heart Safe Designation.

These schools are being recognized for being prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

In order for a school to be recognized it must perform a least one cardiac emergency response drill per year.

This takes steps above and beyond the requirements for grades 7 through 12 to learn CPR.

“The fact that it's a recognized that's also health related, um not just academies. Um it's very important to me that we are looking at other things besides just academic pieces,” said school nurse Traci Koch.

Oakland County is in on top with 53 schools, but Genesee County is not far behind in fourth with 35 schools.