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On November 19th and 20th, 2018, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue assisted Sarasota County Fire Department in their “Hands-only CPR Event” to high students at Booker High School

This event ran from 0700 to 1400 hours and each class was about 1 hour long. Over this two day period over 200 high school students were taught on how to recognize an emergency, calling 9-1-1 and then immediately beginning fast high quality compressions and doing this until Fire-Rescue arrives on scene or other bystanders show up and can assist in “Hands-only CPR”.

Since the School District has AED’s, we also taught them how to use an AED and the importance of using an AED during a cardiac arrest event.

These classes were taught by Fire Chief Brian Gorski. Deputy Chief Robert Bounds, Firefighter/Paramedic Mike White, Firefighter/EMT Bernadette Kenniff, FF/EMT Mike Dunois, Firefighter/EMT Jordan Tuttle, Captain Bobby Thayer and Lieutenant Adam Chevalier.