Danny Raubuck, dean at Terre Haute's Woodrow Wilson Middle School received an award for saving the lives of two students in January and February. The Vigo County School board presented him with a certificate of appreciation at Monday night's school board meeting.
He used the Heimlich maneuver to save their lives. The first incident occurred in January, and the second incident occurred in February.
Raubuck, who is a dean at Woodrow Wilson, serves as a member of the school's emergency response team. Members of the ERT must be re-certified every two years. These teams respond to accidents, choking incidents, and other medical issues.
Emergency response teams operate in all of the corporation's buildings. The training helps staff stay current on first aid procedures.
School board President Paul Lockhart commented on the need for such training. “So many times we wonder if we are capable of doing the right thing [in emergency situations].”
New teachers and staff must go through this training. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.