New state bill would require CPR training for all youth sports coaches

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will introduce legislation to require that all youth sports coaches in the state are trained in CPR.

This comes after Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest
earlier this month during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Watching the Buffalo Bills game, we all realized the importance of immediate first aid in these emergency situations,” said Santabarbara, in a statement.

Under current State Education Law, high school coaches are already required to have CPR training.

This new bill would also require youth sports coaches to get training.