A group of Middle schoolers is learning life-saving techniques.
Instructors at Marathon Petroleum Corporation are teaching 8th graders at Mandan Middle School CPR training. Marathon is an oil and gas refinery in Mandan.
Twice a year, kids learn adult, and child CPR, adult and child choking techniques, infant CPR and more.
Nathan Eberle, Operator at Marathon Petroleum Corporation says it’s best to teach them young.
“With people having health-related issues and stuff like that, we feel that 8th grade is a good year for them to learn it. We feel that they will be able to take this with them the rest of their lives, and you just never know when someone is going to go down. The more people that know CPR the better is how we feel. So, we want to teach as many starting young and hopefully, they can continue this,” said Eberle.
At the end of the class, kids can earn a CPR certification card. Marathon has been teaching the lessons at Mandan Middle School for 15 years and taught over 5,000 students.