Area police brush up on emergency medical skills

Local police are keeping their skills up-to-date to help keep our area safe.

Emergency Medical Technicians from Tri-State Ambulance provided training for local officers Wednesday morning.

Officers from Campbell, Holmen, UW-La Crosse and West Salem took part in the training.

Police were educated about CPR, AED and First Aid.

The training helps officers refresh their skills to help someone dealing with a medical emergency.

“Just to come back and do some practice, and a review of the CPR principles and the skills and kind of refresh your skills, it’s all muscle memory like anything else is, so it’s important to do that every six months to a year,” said Rick Barton, EMS educator with Gundersen Health System.

CPR certifications are usually good for two years.

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