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Pasco Fire Department's Hands-On CPR training

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PASCO: Every second counts- that's the message the Pasco Fire Department is trying to spread across the Tri-Cities. 

If you see someone suffering from a cardiac arrest or hear about it using the new pulse point app; an app that notify you when there is an emergency in your area, then Ben Shearer with the Pasco Fire Department says this could make the make the difference between life or death for someone.

"It's really about getting on the chest and pushing about 100 times and keeping that going until the fire department shows up, " said Pasco Fire PIO Ben Shearer. What we do is we have him centered on the chest and on the app on the tablet here, that's showing how deep he's going and making sure his hands come all the way back up."

At the farmer's market in Pasco today the fire department not only educates people on the importance on taking early action, but also how to make sure your fire alarm is up to date.

There are two key things to note when checking your fire alarm.

1. Make sure the batteries are fresh and check the expiration date on the back of the alarm.

2. Check the expiration date on your alarm. If yours is expired, then it may be time to get a new one. Typically a new alarm needs to be replaced every 10 years.

If you haven't already downloaded the pulse point app, then go ahead and download that life-saving app.

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