Firefighters are heroes. They save lives every day while putting their own at risk as they run into burning buildings. Being a firefighter isn't just about bravery, however. It also takes a lot of knowledge and training to save someone's life by using the correct medical procedures like CPR. Knowing how to perform CPR can make the difference between life and death, which is firefighters also train civilians to administer these life-saving techniques while they wait for emergency services to arrive.
In their efforts to spread awareness, the Chattanooga Fire Department decided to take a humorous route and released this video which shows a few CPR basics. One of the most important aspects of proper resuscitation is to maintain a steady rhythm as you perform chest compressions. It's been found that the beat to the Bee Gees' iconic hit "Stayin' Alive" actually provides exactly the right timing, and it's such a catchy and well-known song that it's easy for people to remember. So next time you see someone in need of CPR, you remembering "Stayin' Alive" could help someone else do exactly that in real life.