February 3, 2010
El Cerrito, California
Coach Michael Booker of El Cerrito High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, is also a police officer who is trained in CPR. This was fortunate for one of his players today, who had a seizure on the basketball court and then stopped breathing. Coach Booker, along with two other CPR-trained professionals, a nurse and a firefighter, sprang into action and saved the boy’s life.
When the other players in this case noticed that the boy was having a seizure, their first impulse was to yell for the coach. Every team looks to their coach for guidance, and even more so during a life-threatening emergency, and every coach must be prepared to meet this expectation. Are you prepared to save a life?