PETALUMA , A HEARTSAFE COMMUNITY
Launched in 2013, HeartSafe Community (HSC) is an initiative led by PHCD to strengthen our community’s response to a cardiac emergency through CPR /AED training, strategic AED installation, maintenance and registration, and heart health education.
HSC brings together local police and fire departments, emergency medical transport providers, hospitals, schools, non-profits and the American Heart Association to work together reduce deaths from cardiac emergencies.
The HSC program has been developed using California Health and Safety Codes Title 22 for Public Access Defibrillators, California Senate Bill No. 658, local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), FDA, OSHA, and the policies and procedures maintained by Healthquest under the guidelines of the American Hearth Association. The HSC program is managed by Healthquest CPR, an authorized training center of the American Heart Association and service of PHCD.
BECOME A HEARTSAFE (HS) BUSINESS
This year, over 300,000 Americans will be victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. According to OSHA, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of workplace death, killing 10,000 American employees annually.
Immediate CPR and AED deployment within 3-5 minutes of collapse increases SCA survival rates by as much as 70%; survival rates with CPR alone are about 7%.
You can protect the health and safety of your employees! Because most cardiac events happen in the community and at home, CPR training is a benefit that goes beyond the workplace.
Businesses have joined HSC to ensure workplace safety and support Employee Wellness programs. Our HSC staff will work to meet the unique needs of your business and ensure the safety of your staff!
BECOME A HEARTSAFE SCHOOL
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in not only the number one cause of workplace death, it it also the number one killer of student athletes. Every three days, a student athlete will lose their life to SCA. Fortunately, you can make a difference and raise survival rates from just 7% to 70%. You can help protect your staff and students.
HSC is partnering with schools throughout the North Bay to ensure students and staff are ready to respond to an SCA. Becoming a HeartSafe Community School means your campus will be equipped with CPR/AED certified staff, an accessible and maintained AED, a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP) and Cardiac Emergency Response Team (CERT), and education and outreach materials for students, staff and families.
We also offer Hands Only CPR and AED Training and CPR Certification for students. This life-saving skill will prepare students for real-world careers and programs that require training or certification.
We are proud to report that in 2016, every school in the Petaluma area as well as Shoreline Unified School District became a HeartSafe Community School. There are now a total of 31 HeartSafe Community Schools in our service area! Not only are these campuses prepared to save a life of a student or staffer, but our kids are saving lives out in the community! Click here to read more about the life-saving students of Petaluma.
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Did you know?!
Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, all California public schools requiring health education for graduation must provide Hands Only CPR training as part of their student instruction. Our HeartSafe Community Schools program and staff can help you be prepared and compliant with the law!
For more information about our HeartSafe Community Schools program give us a call at
• American Heart Association
• Arrow Benefits Group
• Redcom 911 EMS
• Coastal Valley EMS
• Rescue Ready CPR
• Petaluma City Schools District
• Petaluma Downtown Association
• Petaluma Police Department
• Petaluma Valley Hospital
• Rancho Adobe Fire District
• Exchange Bank
• St. Joseph Health System
• Petaluma Fire Department
• Save Lives Sonoma
• Cinnabar School District
• Waugh School District
• Dunham School District
• Shoreline Unified School District