Leon County EMS Holds CPR Training

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Some folks in Leon County learned how to save a life today.

Leon County EMS hosted its 4th Annual Press the Chest event at FAMU's Alfred Lawson Jr. Multi-purpose Center.

Seven hundred people registered to learn new CPR techniques from EMS officials.

One of the changes in recent years is that mouth to mouth CPR is no longer necessary.

Organizers say CPR is one of the quickest ways to help a person who has gone into cardiac arrest.

"Studies show that after four minutes, every minute the chances of someone's survival goes down by 10%. So the quicker we can get someone pumping on the chest, it increases that chance of survival," Major Darryl Hall of Leon County EMS said.

After receiving the proper training, folks took home a CPR anytime survival kit.

It includes a CPR manikin, DVD and other learning tools.

They're asked to use the kit to train others,

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