Our fearless leader, Bob, had a pretty frightening experience a couple of weeks back. He regularly plays basketball at an open gym in our town with other guys in the neighborhood. It was business as usual a couple of weeks ago when one of the guys collapsed just five minutes into a game.
Most of the guys didn’t know what to do. They pulled out their phones to call 911 but this guy needed help. He wasn’t breathing.
Luckily, one of Bob’s friends knew CPR. He quickly grabbed the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and got to work. He administered CPR for 15 minutes until the paramedics came. Bob felt helpless while this was happening but he was impressed with his friend’s quick thinking and action. The paramedics thought that Bob’s friend saved this guy’s life.
So when we decided that we would put Health and Wellness as one of our company’s core values, Bob called his friend, Bob Stickel, at LifeSavers Inc. LifeSavers is a training center with classes in CPR, Defibrillation, and First Aid. Because health and wellness becomes rather useless if you’re dead.
They sent one of their wonderful trainers, Maryann, to our office and we all participated in a CPR AED training session. Now we are all certified to administer CPR. And we have an AED in our office just in case. Knock on wood that we never need to but we should all be ready if we do.
Thank you LifeSavers!