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It takes about five minutes of performing continuous CPR until a person starts to get tired, said Greenport firefighter Mike Richter. After that, they might not push deep enough or consistently enough, he said.

But a new device purchased by the Greenport Fire Department using donated money from Peconic Landing — which is also now in use by other fire departments on the North Fork — is helping to solve that problem.  READ

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Southold students practicing hands-only CPR during gym class. (Credit: Chris Manfredi)

Southold students practicing hands-only CPR during gym class. (Credit: Chris Manfredi)

Members of the Southold Fire Department-American Heart Association Training Center taught all Southold students in the 7th through 12th grades what’s called hands-only CPR this past week.

The students were taught hands-only CPR, which doesn’t include mouth-to-mouth, during their Tuesday and Wednesday physical education classes. (more…)