I was so grateful that HC DrugFree hosted an online CPR training in partnership with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Ever since school moved online in the spring I have been seeking chances to learn important skills. After learning the proper way to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on both adults and children I feel ready to respond to an emergency. These skills could help me save a life. I had no idea how important it is to convey specific instructions to a 911 dispatcher. I also didn’t realize how crucial AED machines are when helping someone that has suffered a cardiac arrest.