Thursday, April 12, 2012

That's what we like to hear!

If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you know that we are constantly preaching "preparedness." We're always reminding people of the importance of preparing ahead of time so you're able to respond appropriately to an emergency situation. But you may ask, why is it so important to be prepared? Well, you're probably sick of hearing it from us, so consider this note our Health & Safety team received earlier this week:

Dear American Red Cross,

I just wanted to let you know that we had our first “real” emergency in the building today, and thanks to our Red Cross training, our employees had the confidence and skills to react when a co-worker collapsed and showed signs of having a cardiac event. Luckily, we did not need to use our defibrillator, but we had one on-scene and our trained staff members were ready to take action if necessary. Please let you instructors know that their students did an outstanding job!

We are so thankful that we set up the Adult CPR/AED training with you, and we highly recommend this program to other companies. Today was a great example of how successful and important this life-saving training can be.

Best Regards,
Serena Lubacz
Human Resources Manager
Delta Sonic

Fortunately, this story had a happy ending. But who knows what might have happened had the folks at Delta Sonic not taken the time to prepare for such a situation by having the proper equipment on hand and training their employees how to use it!

Don't wait until it's too late to learn these life-saving skills yourself. A full list of our CPR/AED, First Aid and other Health & Safety courses is available here. You can also set up an on-location training for your staff at your facilities by contacting Jill Gregory at (716) 878-2382 or

Thanks to Serena for sharing this experience with us. We'd like to hear your Red Cross Story as well! There's still time to win a pair of free tickets to BASH*2012!!

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