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August / September 2017

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L A S T Y E A R , Richard McDowell got a call from a distraught teacher upstairs at Galileo High School in San Francisco: A substitute teacher had fallen on the walkway and was bleeding. Because McDowell runs the school's Health Academy, which includes an emergency medical services class in its program, it's not unusual for students and faculty to turn to him if they can't reach the front office or find the nurse. Mc D o w e l l ra n u p , n o t i c e d t h e m a n h a d n o p u l s e , a n d started doing hands-only CPR , considered as effective as mouth- to-mouth CPR in the first few minutes of sudden cardiac arrest. He continued to do compressions even after paramedics arrived. Ever the teacher, McDowell pointed out to his students that the device A Real Life‑Saver Bay Area educator adds to his awards shelf paramedics were inserting into the injured man's mouth to keep his airway open was the exact same device they'd been covering in class. e man survived, and McDowell, a member of United Educators of San Francisco, was recognized in May by the city's Department of Emergency Management for his life-saving effort. "e irony is that the year before, my students and I traveled to Sac- ramento to convince lawmakers to support an American Heart Associa- tion [AHA] bill to include instruction in hands-only CPR in any required high school health course," McDowell says. (e bill, AB 1719, passed and will go into effect next year.) On annual American Heart Association lobby day: "Students see how government works, how citizens take action. They work on their leadership and communication skills." 68 cta.org CTA & You E X C E L L E N C E FIND YOUR DREAM HOME AND SAVE Provident Credit Union's Mortgage Program 1. Relationship pricing credit of the additional $250 off closing costs is based on you having one of the following Provident products: home equity loan/line of credit, auto/boat/RV/motorcycle loan, checking with direct deposit, or certificate/IRA. 2. Single family/owner-occupied homes and second homes in California only. Other restrictions may apply. Membership required. Subject to final approval. Pre-approval and closing guarantees are based on a preliminary review of borrower's credit information only and is not a commitment to lend. The closing guarantee is subject to verification of the information submitted on borrower's application, in addition to borrower's property eligibility. Fraudulent or purposely misleading information provided by borrower will invalidate the guarantee. NMLS #412725 © 7/17 PCU • Exclusive .125% mortgage rate discount for CTA members • $100 discount on a standard mortgage loan for CTA members • Receive $250 towards closing costs from Provident Credit Union 1 • Exclusive Movable ® Mortgage 2 • Experienced and knowledgeable Provident Mortgage Consultants to guide you • Power Funding 10-Day Guarantee (800) 632-4600 providentcu.org/cta Endorsed by: ENROLL IN ONLINE BANKING TO RECEIVE PAYMENT ALERTS, CHECK YOUR BALANCE, TRANSFER FUNDS, AND PAY YOUR MORTGAGE LOAN. STEP 3: Find your dream home and SAVE! STEP 1: Get pre-approved for a Provident mortgage loan. Three ways to apply: 1. Call (800) 632-4600 2. Visit providentcu.org/cta 3. Visit your local branch STEP 2: Connect with an experienced Provident Mortgage Consultant by visiting providentcu.org.

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