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Grand Island high students train for CPR

Hundreds of Grand Island High School students were trained in the emergency uses of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques this week by members of the Grand Island Fire Company working with the school’s physical education department.

Fire company paramedics Scott McCormick, Joe Torregrossa, Fire Police Capt. Don Portik and firefighter Nick Egloff taught the students the technical requirements of CPR. The students were reminded that a few years ago a cardiac emergency at the school was successfully handled because enough staff and students were familiar with CPR. The students were all shown the three wall-mounted automatic defibrillator units and the two portable defibrillators available in the high school.