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Guardsmen get life-saving training

POSTED: December 29, 2013 6:00 p.m.
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Above: Air Evac Lifeteam flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell, left, and Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook recently taught CPR and AED to members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro.

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The Statesboro Air Evac Lifeteam crew recently held a CPR and AED class for members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro. Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook and flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell taught the class.
“Knowing how to properly administer CPR and use the automatic external defibrillator can add vital minutes to a patient’s life until help arrives,” Cook said. “In a medical emergency, every second counts. We are honored to provide this training to the men and women in the Georgia National Guard.”
Air Evac Lifeteam, an air medical service, provides rapid access to definitive health care for those who live in medically underserved areas. Flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies and provide transportation between medical facilities.
Air Evac Lifeteam currently operates 114 bases in 15 states. For more information, go to

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