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Author's Note: How Emergency Medical Responders Work

When interviewed, one of Sam Boas's emergency services instructors back in Connecticut praised his student and pointed out that the story proved how a little bit of emergency medical training can go a long way. That's very true. It doesn't take too much time or money to learn how to save a life. The story of that bear attack both terrified and inspired me. On the one hand, the idea of being attacked by a giant grizzly in the middle of nowhere is completely petrifying. On the other hand, the manner in which those young men responded to the crisis is really impressive. I've already started looking into local EMR training courses.

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