4-H Youth emergency training teaches life saving skills

Nassau County Insider
November 20, 2020

Left to right: Lillian Peoples, Annie Iannotti, and Dominique Dupie. Photo provided by Annie Iannotti

The Nassau County Extension Office offers a variety of youth development programs through its 4-H division. Its 4-H Youth Emergency Training (YET) Program is receiving special recognition due to the brave actions of one of its past members.

High School Senior, Annie Iannotti, was doing chores when she noticed smoke coming from her neighbor’s house. She grabbed her medical kit that she received during her two years of YET training and sprung into action by tending to animals that were removed from the home by rescue personnel.

Annie credits the YET Program for providing her life-saving skills and confidence that she was capable of making a difference. The YET Program consists of 25 hours of training over three months, taught by local emergency personnel. Participants receive a variety of hands-on training and practice through simulated emergency situations such as fires, search and rescue, CPR, etc.

All photos taken prior to national guidelines for face coverings and social distancing. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Irvine

At the completion of the program, participants share their new skills with the community by doing a public outreach presentation or creating a public service announcement video.

For additional information about 4-H Programs, including YET, contact Kelsey Irvine, Extension Agent I/-H Youth Development, at (904) 530-6353 or via email at [email protected] You can also find information here on the County Extension’s website.

-Sabrina Robertson
County Manager’s Office


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