West Virginia University Extension Service’s Ann Herrington Dugan has been honored by the American Heart Association’s West Virginia Regional ECC Committee as an Exceptional Regional Faculty Mentor.

Dugan coordinates and instructs courses in first aid, CPR, and the use of automated external defibrillators or AEDs. She also provides “safe sitter” training and assists in the set up and instruction of other life support courses at WVU Extension’s Shirley M. Kimble Training Center.

“You never know when cardiac arrest will strike,” Dugan said. “Having the proper CPR training can help you keep blood and oxygen circulating until EMS arrives.”

Dugan’s extensive background and commitment to training were factors which were noted by her colleagues for this peer-nominated award.

“Our programs are only as good as the people we have administering them and Ann is one of the best we have,” Mark Fullen, director of WVU Safety and Health Extension, said. “This award is a testament to the importance of the work she does and the care she takes with each of her students.”

She is an EMT with the Hiller Volunteer Fire Company who earned a bachelor’s degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. She was certified as an emergency medical technician at Penn State University’s Fayette Campus, as well.

For more information on life-saving training skills, visit www.safetyandhealth.ext.wvu.edu, or call 1-800-626-4748.



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CONTACT: Cassie Waugh, Extension Services
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