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Students learn life-saving skills
A Turlock Firefighter helps teach a Turlock Junior High student how to properly perform Compression-Only CPR during a school wide training session on Friday.

American Medical Response paramedics and local firefighters spent all day Friday at Turlock Junior High School teaching 1,400 seventh and eighth graders Compression-Only CPR Training during physical education classes.  Students not only learned the three C's of CPR: Checking responsiveness, Calling 9-1-1 and Compressions, but they were also told how important it is to perform CPR as soon as someone stops breathing since chances of survival go down 10 percent every minute that passes.

Stanislaus County Paramedic Aaron King said that Friday’s lesson was part of a program through AMR that aims to teach all junior high students throughout Stanislaus County CPR. King said that AMR will return in two years to teach the lesson again to a new set of seventh and eighth graders.