Legislation has recently been signed into law that requires public and charter schools which include grades 9-12 to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillator (AED).On today's morning show, we spoke with  Charlie Melita, father of a Rumson Fair Haven student that died of cardiac arrest in 2012. Mr Melita shared his story with us to emphasize the importance of the CPR and AED instruction.

We were also joined by Dr. Dawn Calderon, chief of Cardiology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr Calderon also discussed the importance of the legislation as well as the Community of Life Savers program that Meridian created through a partnership with the American Heart Association. She also discussed the effectiveness of screenings for young kids, as well as some amazing stories of lives being saved.

Hear the interview from the Morning Show below.