5 Jul 2015
School is out for the summer, but the AHA is still looking out for students
Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The days keep getting hotter, and we are on fire, working hard to prepare for all the exciting things we will be doing this fall! In 2014, we worked to pass CPR...
2 Jul 2015
Julien Comardelle - A Simple, Lifesaving Endeavor
My name is Julien Comardelle and I’m a student at West Linn High School. As a volunteer alongside Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, I have had the opportunity to go to my former middle school, Athey Creek, and teach the...
30 Jun 2015 | Joshua Brown
Heart Saver Spotlight: Skylar Berry
Every year there are almost 424,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States, and of this figure an estimated 10,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen to children. Sadly, only 10% of victims who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive, largely in part because many victims do not receive timely CPR or AED application.
30 Jun 2015
My 'Why' - Kayla Bashe
Here's the latest blog post from our summer intern, Kayla Bashe - During my gap year, I wanted to learn something useful, so I received training in first aid and CPR. Our instructor, a full-time EMT, told us about people whose...
30 Jun 2015
Students in Connecticut Will Learn CPR before they Graduate
Thanks to our advocates hard work and dedication Governor Malloy signed a bill on June 23rd requiring all schools to include CPR as part of the health and safety curriculum. Connecticut students will now have direct access to sensible and affordable training that...
29 Jun 2015
Vermont Heart Walk to Highlight the Team Effort that Saved a Local Coach!
Vermont advocates pushed for passage of legislation in 2012 that required schools to teach students Hands-only CPR and the importance of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Its efforts like these that have raised awareness to the need for public access...
7 Jun 2015
AHA Celebrates CPR Awareness Week
Guest Blogger: Lindsay Hovind, Washington Government Relations Director The American Heart Association and partner organizations fanned out across Western Washington last week to celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Volunteers hosted Hands-Only™ CPR trainings at famous local landmarks including...
7 Jun 2015
It's Unanimous! CPR in Schools Legislation Passes Oregon Legislature
Guest Blogger: Sarah Higginbotham, Oregon Government Relations Director If you suffer sudden cardiac arrest, your best chance at survival is receiving bystander CPR until EMTs arrive. But most do not. That’s a reality that’s about to change in Oregon. On...
7 Jun 2015
Kaylee Nelson: The lives we will save
My name is Kaylee Nelson, and I live in Springfield, Oregon. I’m a recent University of Oregon graduate, the current Miss Three Rivers, and a volunteer with Eugene Springfield Fire & Rescue’s CPR in schools initiative, ACT:C3. I’d like to...
5 Jun 2015
Maine Celebrates #NationalCPRWeek with a Huge Victory
Maine celebrates National CPR Week with huge vote! Well, the Governor did it again. He vetoed another lifesaving bill. The Governor vetoed LD556, a bill that requires that all high school students spend 20 minutes out of 4 years of...