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Baraboo police chief highlights importance of CPR training

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 BARABOO (WKOW) -- The Baraboo Police Chief highlighted the importance of CPR training when he save a young life last week.

Police Chief Mark Schauf responded to a scene and noticed an infant not responsive and choking.

Schauf says he used three back blows, prompting the child to spit-up, and begin breathing normally again.

Chief Schauf says, This particular event was all about timing and it resulted from training.  I've had the great fortune of working with Baraboo district ambulance and the professionals over there that worked to certify my police officers, including myself."

Chief Schauf says anyone can get training in the basics of CPR.

Classes last only a couple hours, and are usually available through local ambulance or fire departments.  

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