Great River Energy awarded $600 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase American Red Cross Automated External Defibrillator (AED) simulators to be used in staff training.
To keep kids safe and to meet accreditation guidelines, all Ranch staff complete CPR/First Aid training each year. The training includes a section on using the AED's that are situated on each Ranch campus. The six-pack simulator trainer set will allow for more hands-on practice time, so staff are better able to respond quickly and confidently in a crisis.
The trainers will also allow for larger training classes and protect the actual AED from any damage that could happen during training.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children. At the Bismarck facility, fifty-five employees work together to help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care.
Great River Energy, based in Maple Grove, Minn., provides wholesale electric service to 28 distribution cooperatives, which distribute electricity to approximately 665,000 members across Minnesota.