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Queen Creek students learn CPR from local firefighters

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  • Stephanie Ingersoll/ Queen Creek Unified School District

More Than 2,000 Queen Creek High School Students Practiced Hands-only CPR Under The Guidance Of Firefighters From The Queen Creek Fire And Medical Department. Photo Courtesy Queen Creek Unified School District

Queen Creek High School students learned CPR on Wednesday, Nov. 21 thanks to local firefighters.

More than 2,000 students practiced Hands-only CPR under the guidance of firefighters from the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department.

Two of the Queen Creek firefighters even graduated from Queen Creek High.

As part of the training, students watched a quick video before administering CPR to mannequins donated by the American Heart Association.

According to Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department, delivering CPR at the proper rate of 100 to 120 beats per minute is very important.

Certain songs can help a person remember that rate and for that reason, the students practiced their skills to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive” among others.

If you are interested in learning this CPR technique, Queen Creek Fire and Medical offers FREE community Hands-only CPR classes.