Lexington School District is the first in Nebraska to receive CPR training kits as the result of a partnership with the Lexington Regional Health Center. The kits are intended to help schools train their students how to save a life using CPR. Hospital board president Kerry Teetor, who is also a member of the volunteer fire department, told students how important CPR training can be when attempting to save a life. He also joked that the fire department would like to see all the students in the classroom join up. With shortages nation wide of trained EMS professionals, in addition to saving lives, CPR training can inspire young people toward health careers, specifically paramedic and EMT careers.
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