Safety Measures in Lake Geneva Schools

Safety Measures in Lake Geneva Schools
Posted on 01/10/2019
Safety Measures in Lake Geneva Schools

New school safety measures are being put in place in Lake Geneva Schools. Treat and Go Trauma kits will be in all classrooms and common areas. There will also be six additional Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Badger High School and one in the District Administration Center.


“School Safety is a key element of our Strategic Plan,” said Dr. James Gottinger, Superintendent of Lake Geneva Schools. “We are investing in safety and training our staff to be prepared.”


The trauma kits include tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, wraps, bandages and chest seals. The kits were paid for with grant funding from the Department of Justice Safety Grant received earlier this school year.


Through a joint effort between the districts, local law enforcement and emergency protection services, training has been provided to all teachers and staff at Lake Geneva Middle School and Eastview Elementary School with other school trainings coming soon. Ongoing training will be maintained at no cost to the district. “This law enforcement agency recognizes the incredible necessity of partnership, consultation, and cooperation to protect the safety of our community,” stated Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael Rasmussen.


Lake Geneva Fire Chief John Peters shares the sentiments. “The Lake Geneva Fire Department is thankful that our schools have been awarded a grant to enable them to provide lifesaving equipment which will be readily accessible in emergencies,” he said.


Keeping communication open with first responders and working together to prevent emergencies as well as responding to them is a key component to providing safe schools. “We are fortunate to have an excellent working relationship with our local first responders,” said Gottinger.


“We honor our strong partnership with the schools and police department, sharing a common commitment to ensure the safety of children in our community.  While we all hope such incidents will not occur, we stand vigilant to respond as quickly and competently as possible whenever help is needed," stated Captain Peters.


Two recent, lifesaving deployments of the AEDs at Badger High School prompted the purchase of the additional AED units for Badger and the District Administration Center. Both uses of the AEDs were for afterschool activities and not for students. Both victims were saved by bystanders who used AEDs in the building.


The new units will have the advantage of being able to download vital information to EMTs and cardiologists who treat the patient. The AEDs at Badger will be put in high traffic areas including the Main Gym, Commons, Sports Center, Fitness Center and Main Office, increasing the number of AEDs there to 10.

Eastview Teacher Safety Training


Eastview Elementary School teachers receive instruction on their Treat and Go Kits from Lake Geneva Police Officer Kaitlin Tietz.

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