Dozens of people in the Shenandoah Valley are now better equipped to save someone's life.
The Stuarts Draft Rescue Squad put on three classes Saturday teaching people CPR.
Participants watched a video then got to practice chest compressions. They also learned how to save choking victims.
Advanced EMT, Justin Strader said, “Recently we've had two situations where we've worked calls and the family had initiated CPR, and the outcomes were very good, the two people walked out of the hospital so we saw the need that CPR was saving lives.”
Participants do not come away CPR certified, just better equipped in case of an emergency.
This is the first time the Stuarts Draft rescue squad has put on the free class, sponsored by Hershey's.
Organizers say it was so successful; they're planning on making it an annual event.
Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Full Story
Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Sean returns to Charlottesville after four years at American University in Washington, D.C., but central Virginia is his home. He grew up in Albemarle County, graduating from Albemarle High School in 2010. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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