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  • Cal Fire is Blazing New Lifesaving Trails

    Cal Fire stepped up its lifesaving readiness this month, with a massive effort to deploy 186 new AEDs throughout California.

    Automated External Defibrillators are a vital link in the lifesaving chain of survival – picking up the gap between pre-hospital CPR and the more advanced medical care given to victims of sudden cardiac arrest once they reach the hospital.

    This week the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection took delivery of 93 Defibtech AEDs and placed an order for an additional 93 through an acquisition arrangement with the AED grant program.

    These AEDs will be deployed to Cal Fire's 39 Conservation Camps statewide that house nearly 4,300 inmates and wards. These camps are operated in conjunction with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Through these cooperative efforts Cal Fire is authorized to operate 196 fire crews year-round. These crews are available to respond to all types of emergencies including wildfires, floods, search and rescue, and earthquakes. When not responding to emergencies, the crews are busy with conservation and community service work projects for state, federal, and local government agencies. Fire crews perform several million hours of emergency response each year, and more on work projects.

    With this new lifesaving equipment, the dedicated, well-trained, emergency response forces can better respond successfully to heart attacks, drownings, and the many other types of emergencies they serve on a daily basis.

    The AED grant program is a corporate sponsored buy-down grant initiative which has placed many thousands of AEDs throughout the US over the past 15 years. Working through corporate sponsorship the AED Grant project helps individuals, social and faith-based groups, as well as public and private entities obtain these Critical Lifesaving Devices at or below what an AED Distributor would pay for them, thereby empowering America toward the goal of deploying AED wherever tragedy may strike. "We could, and have in a few cases, provide 100% free AEDs," explains Amanda Jenkins of the AED Grant program, "but as a zero-profit initiative, making these lifesaving units available at or below normal Distributor cost we are able to able to help launch thousands upon thousands of these simple lifesavers to qualifying individuals, groups, and businesses – rather than just a select few." Sponsored by AED manufacturers including Defibtech, as well as safety companies such as American CPR Training™ and First-Aid-Product.com, the program is now in its 15th year with ever-greater deployments, such as this Cal Fire project, and recent large initiatives with AAA, in addition to several Public Utilities and Indian Reservations – plus thousands of smaller businesses, churches, schools, and individuals.

    About the Conservation Camp Program

    http://www.fire.ca.gov

    About the AED Grant Program
    The National AED Grant program is a corporate buy-down grant program funded by generous donations, corporate backing, and AED manufacturer sponsors. The program has changed many time since its inception from a single manufacturer program to the current program backed by AED & CPR training organizations and the AED Manufacturers themselves.

    http://www.AedGrant.com

    About First-Aid-Product.com
    For almost a quarter century, First-Aid-Product.com has been saving lives and saving money with Wholesale Direct to the Public™ First Aid, CPR, Survival and Safety products online. As the Master Distributor for 100's of top first aid brands, and manufacturer of their own product line, First-Aid-Product.com stocks over 300,000 products and enables businesses to exceed their compliance requirements below budget and with same day shipping of the highest quality safety supplies in the industry.

    http://www.First-Aid-Product.com

    About American CPR Training™
    American CPR Training™ was founded in 1993 to provide live, onsite CPR & First Aid Training at ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™ - Decades later, American CPR™ has thousands of Instructor nationwide – and spanning the globe, making lifesaving training fun and affordable for businesses that require safety training and any group interested in learning how to save lives. 1 out of every 2,000 Americans has now learned how to make their workplace or community safer through American CPR™ bystander rescue skills.

    http://AmericanCPR.com

  • Don't Fall for Charity Scams

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we're all ready to give our fellow Americans on the Gulf Coast a helping hand. But be careful how you give! Scammers are busy with new tricks to get your money and keep help from getting to those who need it most...

    Learn more from USA.gov and the Federal Trade Commission:

    Wise giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

    Harvey

    MORE...

    Where is your Hurricane Harbor?

    Don’t Wait – Communicate

    Benefits of Adding an Emergency Safe Room

    DISASTER, SURVIVAL, PREPARATION

  • World Conservation Day

    Tomorrow is World Conservation Day! Observed each year on July 28th, World Conservation Day is celebrated internationally to increase awareness about the best practices to protect our natural resources. The Earth is supplied a limited amount of properties that we all rely upon each day like water, air, soil and trees.

    World Nature Conservation DayWondering how you can get involved in practicing sustainability?
    Try turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth in the morning, or participate in a nature walk with some friends to appreciate the resources that surround us. The holiday may be celebrated one day out of the year, but why not think sustainably always?

    World Nature Conservation Day recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and productive society and to ensure the well-being of present and future generations, we all must participate to protect, conserve, and sustainably manage our natural resources.

  • EXTRA 20% OFF CPR AND AED AWARENESS WEEK 2017

    Believe it or not, our best CPR Manikin deal ever is back… it has been years, but in recognition of CPR & AED Awareness Week, we’re offering 20% off CPR Prompt®, Basic Buddy™, and Prestan® Products… even the awesome Prestan bilingual AED Trainer and the new Prestan Ultralite® Manikins!

    The manufacturers control pricing on these products (it’s called “Minimum Advertised Price policy”) so we are very fortunate to have permission to offer all of these best-selling CPR & AED training products at an even more exceptional value to help you raise awareness of critical lifesaving skills. Take advantage of this very rare deal to build your manikin militia and go wage war on sudden death!

    ONE WEEK ONLY!

    While we at American CPR Training™ have always promoted CPR & AED Awareness month, you’ll want to hurry to take advantage of these National CPR & AED Awareness Week Deals now. Enter code "CPRSaves" in your shopping cart (not at checkout) for this EXTRA 20% OFF while stock is available.


    Offer expires at Midnight 06/9/17 Available Online at AmericanCPR.com or Toll Free - Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or incentives. Offer cannot be applied to completed orders. While supplies last, offer subject to substitution or change without notice. Call with questions or for further details. Offer only valid on brands listed above.

  • If You're Gonna Die... Be Near a Guy

    A new study says that CPR performed by males is more effective than CPR performed by females.

    A new study conducted by the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, Switzerland found that women simply aren’t as effective as men are with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    Influence of Gender on the Performance of Cardiopulmonary Rescue Teams: A Randomized, Prospective Simulator Study.

    man-giving-cprThe project studied the differences between women and men in the execution of CPR as well as their leadership skills during the lifesaving procedure. Earlier studies indicated that the effective leadership and communication during CPR increases the odds of survival for the casualty.

    Certain to breed much controversy, the study say s that women take longer to act, spend less time with their hands on the patient, and are less likely to take control of the situation.

    American CPR Training™, ILCOR< ECC, and otherguidelines say giving early, uninterrupted chest compressions and breaths is vital when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

    216 medical school students were recruited for the study and were split evenly as 108 female and 108 male rescuers. The research team ran a simulated cardiac arrest scenario and monitored each student’s performance, measuring them on “hands-on time,” which is considered the first three minutes of uninterrupted chest compressions after a patient falls into cardiac arrest.

    The female teams took an average of 109 seconds before placing their hands on the patient, compared with 70 seconds for men. The female teams had their hands on the patient for just 87 seconds in the first three minutes of care, compared with 109 seconds for men.

    The students were also graded on their level of leadership by tracking the number of times they took control of the situation and directed others on how to assist, or explained clearly what or how to perform a task.

    The simulations were completed in same-sex teams and then again in mixed-gender teams.

    The authors found a significant difference in the quality of care when it came to comparing men to women.

    Study Objectives: Little is known about the influence of gender on resuscitation performance which may improve future education in resuscitation. The aim of this study was to compare female and male rescuers in regard to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and leadership performance.

    Learn CPR Now! Learn CPR Now!

    The female-only teams also showed less leadership communication compared with the male-only teams. Even in mixed teams, women made significantly fewer clear leadership statements than their male counterparts.

    Professor Sabina Hunziker, the study leader, stated in a university news release that even though men and women may understand CPR all the same, better training standards and practices would be especially helpful for young female physicians.

    “This suggests that more targeted measures need to be introduced to prepare and train women for emergency situations,” says Hunziker.

    Want more? Read the study. Want to do more? LEARN CPR! Hold a CPR Training class at your location for ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™

  • Empirical

    EmpireOn this date in 1931, New York's Empire State Building opened.

    It was built by John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, and was the result of his competition with Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation to see who could erect the taller building. Standing
    1,250 feet high from ground to roof, it surpassed the 1,046-foot Chrysler Building as the world's tallest skyscraper. In fact, the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" title for 40 years, until it was outdone by the World Trade Center in 1972.

    It's cool to be "first", "best",  or "#1", but sometimes, it is just awesome being classic, popular, and loved.

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  • Love Your Mother

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    Happy Earth Day

  • National Volunteer Week

    Volunteering is near and dear to us, and many of our thousands of Instructors volunteer their services to make communities safer in many ways.

    National Volunteer Week is coming up April 23-29, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

    Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

    Celebrate National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve. Learn more

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  • How Healthy is Your Home Town?

    Where you live affects your health in many ways - the climate, the air quality, even the lifestyles of those around you can influence your own habits and health...

    500-cities-logoThe CDC and its partners released a website that provides first-of-its-kind, neighborhood-level health data for the 500 largest US cities. The 500 Cities project provides data on 5 risk behaviors, 13 health outcomes, and 9 prevention practices for the most common, costly, and preventable chronic diseases.  Health professionals can view data by city or census tract, explore the interactive map, get map books for individual cities, and compare cities to identify emerging health problems and plan effective interventions. Learn more about the 500 Cities Project.

  • Are you a "Sodium Smarty"?

    Sodium QuizSodium in Your Diet? Good, bad, or indifferent - do you have any Clue how much is already in that food before you add your own?

    Take the Million Hearts® quiz - it is a fun way to test what you know and to learn the (sometimes surprising) truth about sodium, as well as tips to reduce it at home and at the grocery store.

    SodiumDid you know? More than 75% of the Sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods, not the salt shaker!
    Learn about sodium sources >

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