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Training program recruits Baltimore teens for Fire Department

Training program recruits Baltimore teens for Fire Department

A few weeks ago, 19-year-old Tyonia Mclean helped save her first life.

It was around midday, Mclean said, and she and a team of first responders were in the bedroom of an East Baltimore rowhouse administering CPR to a man in cardiac arrest.

As his pulse returned, Mclean said, she remembered why she was training to become an emergency medical technician in the Baltimore Fire Department.

"To watch somebody come back to life," Mclean said, "I just realized, like, this is really the reason why I'm here."

Mclean is a trainee in a program initiated by the Fire Department to prepare local high school students for careers in firefighting and emergency...

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