Responding to emergencies class restocking BCSD’s athletic first aid kits.

BHS’ Responding to Emergencies class is back for its second year. This is a half-year elective offered by Ms. Honsinger, an American Red Cross First Aid/AED/CPR instructor and a Health and Physical Education teacher at Berlin Middle-High School.

Ms. Honsinger’s motivation for the elective course is to boost interest and/or enrollment in emergency response volunteers. Students must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the course and receive American Red Cross certification.

Each Responding to Emergencies course includes American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED training as well as three hours of community service.

Students enrolled in the class have recently been spending some of their community service hours tending to and updating all of BCSD’s coaching medical kits.

Those who are interested in receiving more information about volunteering in Rensselaer County can contact a volunteer at their local firehouse or EMT station or email