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CPR Instructor Saves a Life During a Class that Turned into an Emergency Scene

May 03, 2018 09:11 AM

(ABC 6 News) - A CPR class turned into a scene of a medical emergency.

Jennifer Brandt, a CPR instructor for Twin Cities Safety was just beginning her 9 a.m. class at the American Red Cross in Rochester when someone in the building began having a heart attack. She alerted the students to call for an ambulance and started giving the man CPR.

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"Everything went from there and I did what I've been teaching people for several years," says Brandt, "It gave the students a real live look into what a scene actually looks like and what needs to be done in order to give somebody that chance of life."

Owner of Twin Cities Safety, Tim Smith, says that he is extremely proud of what Brandt did that day.

" It sounds like she handled the situation beautifully as well as the students. If not for their calm and quick actions the outcome could have been not near as good," says Smith.

Brandt says she was in contact with the medics on the scene and the man has survived.

"So we got an update and I'm happy to say that we saved a person's life," says Brandt, "And it is the most amazing thing ever."

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