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March 7, 2013

Students learn life-saving techniques

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Tonawanda News — With such a limited amount of time with the children, both Foucha – whose 6th-grade son was in a Wednesday session – and Smith were impressed mostly by the knowledge the students were retaining. A typical class for CPR instruction lasts four times longer than they had with the children.

Still, they walked out the door at the end of the period with considerable understanding. Foucha said it gave him a sense of fulfillment.

“To me, it was worth it listening to them answer questions,” he said. “Watching and listening to the children share the information means they’re grasping it. So, just because they’re kids, doesn’t mean they won’t be able to do this. Hopefully they’ll have the courage to get in there and do something important in the right situation.

“If you can just learn compressions, you can save a life.”

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