Education: Cartersville High School adding second police officer and K-9 to increase school safety. Floyd Medical gives RCS portable emergency kits.

Cartersville High School to add a second police officer and K-9 patrol dog to increase safety measures for the 2018-2019 school year. From Cartersville City Schools: With school safety at the forefront of national conversations and weighing heavily on the heart of every parent, we at Cartersville City Schools feel it is vital to continue to foster a safe learning environment where our students can flourish. After much research and discussion, we decided to employ several new safety measures for the upcoming school year.

One of the measures for CHS, we are excited to announce, is the addition of a second police officer and K-9 patrol dog named Hart! Born in the Czech Republic, Hart comes to Cartersville from Ruidoso, New Mexico. He is two years old and is characterized as being a stable, clearheaded dog with a wonderful social disposition. He comes to us highly trained in many types of detection and other various skills related to maintaining security. Research shows that K-9 patrol dogs offer a strong deterrent against those who wish to carry out criminal activity.

FMC’s Director of Corporate Health, Chris Butler with several principals and staff from Rome City Schools.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center has provided every school in Rome City Schools system with a portable emergency kit thanks to available grant funding. Frequently called go-bags, each parcel contains $150 in supplies that are crucial to just about any first-aid situation.

“As our partnership with Rome City Schools has grown we have received some extremely valuable feedback from the Principals and administrators throughout the system,” said Chris Butler with Floyd Medical Center. “Our nurses already had access to these bags, but principals and support staff did not and we wanted to address that need.”

From there Kenna Baker, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at FMC, proceeded to apply and eventually receive a grant that funded the additional bags.

This is just the latest contribution in the partnership between RCS and FMC. Each school in the system has (or will have by the start of the 2018-19 school year) a Floyd nurse on campus, while the Stop The Bleed program provided teachers and administrators with the training and tools to save lives in a crisis situation.




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