Nitro Families Saving Lives

By: Jennifer Cottrill Email
By: Jennifer Cottrill Email

More than 100 families living in Nitro have been trained in CPR and all it took was 22 minutes.

Sheila Reed's family works on about every ride in town. They own a frame and body shop in the heart of Nitro.

There is a sticker on the door to let people know they're CPR certified. It's just part of a program that was proposed by the Nitro Fire Department late last year.

The plan is to have a neighbor on each and every street commit to saving a life.

“I just think it's an excellent program and we're very happy to be a part of it. I’m very proud," Reed said.

Nitro Fire Department’s Corey Dean said it's a simple skill that is learned in a matter of minutes and the results are life-changing.

"It took a little time to raise the money for the kits and a little time to beat the streets to get them all out," Dean said.

Nitro is just one of a few towns across the entire east coast that's implemented a CPR program like this one.

Firefighters said this kind of commitment says a lot for their city.

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