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Some Hamilton Co. teachers receive hands on emergency medical training

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Dozens of local teachers spent Thursday evening learning how to save lives.

Parkridge Health Systems offered hands on training to make sure the teachers know exactly how to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

The session included certifications in CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.

Teachers say sessions like this are important to make their schools safer environments.

This kind of specialized training saved 15 year old Kate Wood earlier this year.

She passed out in a Hixson High School classroom and stopped breathing.

School nurse Candis Vickers, jumped to action and, using an external defibrillator, shocked Wood back to life.

Vickers kept her stable until paramedics arrived.

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