On Tuesday, Brownstone Insurance and Murphy & Jordan Insurance employees spent the afternoon completing CPR and defibrillator training. The office also invested in a defibrillator to keep handy in case of emergencies.
Jack Smith, an experience firefighter from the town of Scituate trained the employees first how to recognize the signs of distress and then how to determine the best course of action.
Jack began by teaching employees the heimlich maneuver -- a great skill to know in case someone in your presence is choking.
He then described the biology of a heart attack and how life-saving methods have changed throughout the years.
"They used to want you to count one, one thousand, two, one thousand, during CPR," explained Jack. "But now doctors have determined that a regular, quick rhythm with no hesitations while performing CPR is the best method."
Employees spent just over 2 hours completing the training, during which they learned proper techniques for CPR and how to operate the defibrillator. Employees were rewarded with their CPR and AED certification.