Tanque Verde Elementary 6th graders learning CPR - Tucson News Now

Tanque Verde Elementary 6th graders learning CPR

Tanque Verde Elementary students at CPR training (Source: Kevin Adger) Tanque Verde Elementary students at CPR training (Source: Kevin Adger)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sixth graders from Tanque Verde Elementary School are learning a life-saving technique this morning. 

Tanque Verde Elementary, SAVE A LIFE and the Tucson Fire Department have all teamed up to teach CPR to more than 100 students in a special session today.

The idea for the training was inspired by a past student whose mother had a heart attack. The student was able to perform CPR on his mother and get her heart beating again, saving her life.

For the last two years Tanque Verde Elementary students have been learning CPR, with the hope that these students will be able to use their new skills to help save a life.

"We are grateful to SAVE A LIFE and the Tucson Fire Department for investing the time and resources it will take to CPR certify each of our 6th graders," said Jennifer Skaggs a 6th grade teacher at Tanque Verde Elementary said in recent release. "I am proud to have students who take difficult life experiences and use them to improve the lives of others.  You never know when these life-saving skills will be needed, but our 6th graders will be prepared to help if the need ever arises."

For more information on the SAVE A LIFE program go online to www.Savealifetfd.com or call (520) 623-8484.

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