The Long Beach Public Schools has received a generous donation of LifeVac airway clearing kits from the Long Beach Lions Club. On Dec. 10, members of the Lions Club and LifeVac Founder/CEO Arthur Lih visited the Administration Building, where they presented the gifts to members of the Board of Education and Central Administration.
Lions Club members Michael Delury, Joseph Lee, Peter Nelson, Suzanne Reisert and Ira Ruderman were in attendance. Ms. Reisert noted that the group decided to purchase the devices, which are non-invasive and portable, for all the district’s schools after seeing them at a conference and learning about their functions. Mr. Lih demonstrated how the LifeVacs are used and noted that each kit includes an adult mask, a pediatric mask and a practice mask. According to LifeVac, the device has a one-way valve that does not allow any air to enter a choking victim on the downward motion.
The board members and administrators expressed their appreciation to the Lions Club for contributing to the health and wellness of Long Beach students, and to Mr. Lih for his efforts in producing the life-saving systems.