Petal wins major grant to train residents in CPR

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Thanks to a $25,000 grant, Petal residents may be getting recruited to take a free 1.5 hour CPR certification course through the Petal to the Rescue program. Monday Petal School District was awarded the coveted State Farm Insurance grant money in a check presentation. It'll go to training residents in the lifesaving skill.

"[The] main thing is that we're going to try to each 60 percent of the residents of Petal CPR and after they do that we plan to decrease the death rate from sudden cardiac events and certainly increasing survival if someone has an event," said Mary Hill, Petal High School health science teacher.

Over 30,000 people cast their votes for Petal's CPR training program to win this grant. To register for a class you can head to

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