Detroit teens learn how to save lives at Youth Connection summer internship

By Lauren Podell, Local 4 Reporter, @Local4Lauren, lpodell@wdiv.com
Published On: Aug 10 2012 06:34:28 PM EDT

One group of teens is spending their time off during the summer learning how to save lives.  They put their skills to the test, performing CPR, putting out simulated fires and moving through a smoke filled room.

DETROIT -

A local group of children has spent their summer learning how to save lives.

They performed CPR. They put out simulated fires and they even felt what it would feel like to crawl through a smoke-filled room.

The teens Detroit's Youth Connection learned how to deal with disaster.

More than 20 teens spent the summer with some of Detroit's finest from the Fire Department, Police Department and Homeland Security. Everything they learned was put to the test in a friendly competition.

The true winners are the people these teens can help save.

The Youth Connection is a paid internship for teens to become certified in first responder skills. However, the life lessons learned are priceless.

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