Essex County Emergency Services personnel gave CPR awareness training to about 25 people at a September 5 session hosted by Sheriff Arnie Holmes and the Essex County-Tappahannock Triad. The awareness training, held at the Tappahannock-Essex Firehouse, covered the basics of CPR: approaching a victim, checking for a pulse and breathing, calling 9-1-1, starting chest compressions, working with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and handling various situations that can arise, including what to expect before, during and after performing CPR. Participants had a chance to practice on both adult and infant manikins. One useful tip they shared: to gauge the tempo of your compressions, push to the beat of “Baby Shark” or “Stayin’ Alive.” Above, Justin Slater guided Jeanne Leonard in performing CPR on an infant manikin. Also helping with the training were Ryan Miller, Thomas Trader, and William Hammock.