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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Have you ever wondered how firefighters rescue people from burning homes or how they get people out of trapped cars?
On Saturday, the Bakersfield Fire Department will host an open house with demonstrations of the work they do daily.
Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Battalion Chief Anthony Galagaza said there will also be a fire safety obstacle course for kids and sidewalk CPR instruction.
"You'll watch a two minute video on CPR instruction and then you'll put it to practice," he said.
The CPR procedure has changed over the years, Galagaza said. The mouth-to-mouth breathing technique is no longer necessary, he said. All you need to do is rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives.
"It's amazing that you can save a person's life with this simple technique," Galagaza said.
The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2101 H St. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available during lunch.