“Resuscitation Annie” was set on a table with a bag valve mask nearby. The mannequin is a training tool for students of Sequoia Safety’s EMT courses.



It has several names, but it’s commonly known in the medical community as “Resuscitation Annie”, or “Rescue Anne.”  

It is a life size mannequin comprised only of a head and torso with no limbs used for training purposes. On the afternoon of Jan. 10, Nick Friesen, a paramedic and Erik Milton, an emergency medical technician or EMT — both of whom are first responders with Sequoia Safety Council in Reedley — were using the mannequin to demonstrate the proper way to perform “cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” or CPR as it’s more commonly known.

The mannequin lay strewn across a table inside one of the training rooms at Sequoia Safety Council while the two men stood over it detailing the step by step life saving process commonly used on patients who have stopped breathing.

Milton, who has been with Sequoia for 12 years and also works as a field training officer, stood at the side of the doll pumping on its chest, while Friesen held a “bag valve mask” (a large blue inflatable bag attached to a mask) over the mannequin’s mouth to push air into the lungs.

“One, two, three,” said Milton as he pumped chest compressions onto the doll.  “You see the green dot,” he said pointing to a small green dot flashing at the mannequin’s shoulder. “That teaches the student they are doing it right, if the dot appears red, they are doing it wrong.”

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