ALBANY, N.Y. -- Students at Albany High School received training in a lifesaving maneuver Monday.
The kids took part in hands-only CPR training with members of the Albany Fire Department to introduce the new training classes at the school.
The program allows students to get important training under expert supervision, and it's free.
The students tell NEWS10 it's a skill they are happy to have.
"Because I'm usually hanging out with my friends and family and, like, what if one of my family members or friends, like, falls down? It's good to know CPR," said sophomore Kentasia Chaney.
Officials told NEWS10 that hands only CPR can double or even triple the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
In addition to their training, the school is also getting 10 hands-only CPR anytime kits donated by First Niagara.