Year 6 – Saving Lives with the Fire Department

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This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Fire Service.  Taking time out from their very important work saving lives, these real life heroes stopped in to teach Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to our Year 6 children.

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CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions, often with artificial ventilation (tilting the head back and blowing into the mouth) to keep the body and brain alive in a person who is in cardiac arrest – until a doctor or paramedic can take over and help.  The process involves listening, pumping the chest, blowing and counting.  All the Year 6 children loved the opportunity, even if a few were a bit weary of the responsibility the knowledge came with!IMG_2392

 

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Oh and what’s a got training session without a selfie at the end?IMG_2432

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