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W.Va. Automobile and Truck Dealers donate CPR mannequins to firefighters

The Tyler Mountain VFD offers monthly CPR and first aid training at the department’s community building, and Tornado is getting started in doing the same

The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two local volunteer fire departments received a boost recently to their respective cardiopulmonary resuscitation training programs, when the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association presented the departments with new CPR training mannequins.

At a July 18 ceremony, WVATDA President Ruth Lemmon and Richard Stephens, owner of Stephens Auto Center in Danville, presented Tornado VFD Chief Greg Childress and Tyler Mountain VFD Chaplain Scott Nasby with the two training mannequins. Stephens also represents the West Virginia dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Association board of directors.

The Tyler Mountain VFD offers monthly CPR and first aid training at the department’s community building, and Tornado is getting started in doing the same.

Each department is very active in community training. The Tyler Mountain VFD has been offering CPR classes since the early 1980s and has offered its monthly classes for free since 2005. The only fee involved is the CPR card.

Tornado’s Fire Chief Greg Childress said, “its all about community service.”

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