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justine wettschreck/Daily Globe Murray County Emergency Medical Services Director Jim Gertsema fell a little short of his goal of getting 1,000 people certified in CPR in 2009, but plans to keep pushing ahead.

Drive for CPR certification in Murray County comes up short, but efforts continue

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SLAYTON -- On average, about 18 percent of the population in any given city has been instructed in CPR and the use of defibrillators. In the City of Slayton, that percentage is closer to 45 percent, thanks to the concentrated efforts of Murray County Emergency Medical Services Director Jim Gertsema.

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