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AHA Courses

Heartsaver: American Heart Association CPR and First Aid courses for the general public

Family & Friends: American Heart Association CPR and First Aid courses for Family & Friends

BLS: American Heart Association CPR/AED courses for healthcare providers

ACLS: American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses for healthcare providers

PALS: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses for healthcare providers

AED Programs

"Our People Are Our Greatest Asset"

That phrase has been uttered in boardrooms & conference rooms all across the world by companies of every size. Why? Because it's true!

Thousands die each year when they experience one of the Primary Causes of Death while at work:

  • Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack: Heart Disease is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths a year in America alone
  • Stroke: Leading cause of long term disability in America

The first step to protecting your company's most precious resource is to provide routine preparedness training and make emergency equipment (AED & First Aid Kit) available for use.

Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Programs are composed of the following:

  • The purchase and placement of one or more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Staff trained in Adult CPR and AED use
  • Registration and compliance with all local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) guidelines.

Heart Safe Communities have been created across the country and may offer victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Stroke a greater chance of survival.

Heartsafe Community or Facility is a designation given to those that have:

  • Placed one or more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Had staff/residents maintain current training in CPR and AED use
  • Complied with all local requirements with regard to registration & reporting.

Potentially offering victims of a second chance at life, Heart Safe Communities have been created across the country

Having AEDs strategically placed along with trained (CPR/AED) citizens, wherever people gather in large numbers to live, work and play, greatly enhances the ability of Emergency Medical Services to stabilize and transport victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest to the hospital for Advanced Care.

On average, there is less than a 5% survival rate in Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurring outside the hospital setting. SCA is responsible for the deaths of 300,000 Americans annually. In communities where a Heart Safe Program has been successfully implemented, see above, the out-of-hospital SCA survival rate rises to nearly 80%.

Participating Communities will receive ongoing support and guidance from Training For Life, Inc., an award-winning American Heart Association Training Center, ensuring the quality and sustainability of the program:

  • Purchase, placement, and registration with local EMS of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Physician oversight ensures the program's integrity
  • Training a group of designated responders within the specific community in CPR & AED skills
  • Database tracking of all expiration dates; material & responder
  • Ongoing maintenance reminders & retraining of responders to ensure no gap in response capacity

Heartsafe Communities or Facilities provide their residents with a safer place to live. A place where one of the primary causes of death in the United States, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, is recognized and fought with the most recent advances in technology.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CERT Training

About CERT…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team CERT concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of commMODULEies.

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for residents, community organizations, & businesses to train in basic response skills and form cohesive Teams. CERT members are then integrated into the existing emergency response capability for their area.

If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learn during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies:

Thousands of Fires & Nearly 400,000 Cardiac Arrests Each Year`

CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training opportMODULEies offered by the sponsoring agency and others that further their skills base. Finally, CERT members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.

CERT Training will teach participants to…. Describe the types of hazards most likely to affect their homes and commMODULEies.

  • Describe the function of CERT and their roles in immediate response.
  • Take steps to prepare themselves for a disaster.
  • Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes and workplaces.
  • Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies.
  • Employ basic treatment for various wounds.
  • Conduct triage & head-to-toe assessments.
  • Select and set up a command & treatment area.
  • Identify planning and size-up requirements for potential search and rescue situations.
  • Describe the most common techniques for searching a structure.
  • Use safe techniques for debris removal and victim extrication.
  • Describe ways to protect rescuers during search and rescue.
  • Be more aware of the meaning of terrorism.
  • Work as a team to employ all of these skills.

Motivational Speaking

  • Emergency Preparedness: Survival as a mindset
  • Goal Attainment: Without direction, we are going nowhere
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  • Healthy Heart Living: Increasing quality and quantity of life

Community Outreach

  • Grant Programs
  • Volunteers Wanted