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Mayo Clinic class helps baby sitters learn how to safely care for youngsters

BLOOMER — Baby-sitting classes are a great way to gain the skills and confidence needed to start a baby-sitting career. The Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley babysitting class prepares 11- to 13-year-old girls and boys to take care of younger children safely while having fun.

On Oct. 26, 10 students spent the day learning CPR, fire safety and other important skills from Alice Zinsmaster, Mayo Clinic Health System volunteer, and other community leaders. Officer John Boyer, Bloomer Police Department, talked to students about safety in the home and what to do in case of emergencies. Bloomer Fire Department Chief Brian Bleskacek reviewed fire safety. Christiana Schrayer and Alexis Suzan, Bloomer Ambulance Service, conducted CPR training and provided a tour of the ambulance.

After reviewing what they had learned during the day, each participant received a certificate of completion.

The next babysitter class will be held Jan. 25 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Chippewa Valley in Colfax. To register, call 715-568-6813, and leave your child’s name, birth date and phone number. Class size is limited.

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