BLS Training

Thank You For Calling 911. Please Hold……

In June, 2012, the Fairfax County, Virginia, 911 system failed. The failure followed a historic, albeit short-lived  storm, which is known as a derecho. Essentially, the region experienced a 3 hour period of hurricane force winds, which caught the region by surprise. The expected power issues were experienced, compounded by the failure of 2 generators to start up, creating a cascading… read more →

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad AED?

f presented with a situation where you could save someone's life in public with an automated external defibrillator (AED), would you? One survey found less than half of people would be willing to do so. The cross-sectional survey of more than 1,000 people -- some of whom had first-responder or medical training -- found that more than half could not… read more →