Hurley freshmen learn to save lives


January 16, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Hurley High School freshman Greyson Lauren, left, keeps an eye on the AED readings while fellow student Nick Niemi practices chest compression technique on a mannequin in the school auditorium. The two are students of Aaron Bender's freshmen health class.


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HURLEY - The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires CPR training but the Hurley K-12 School also benefits from a teacher who brings years of practical experience to the role.

The CPR training is a unit of the freshman health class that is taught by Aaron Bender, a social studies teacher at Hurley School who took over the health class and teaches compression only CPR with defibrillator training about four years ago. He brings 15 years of experience as a volunteer first responder with the Saxon-Gurney First Responders.

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