Link to full article at HOTG
On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, Heart of the Game (HOTG) teamed up with Life Safety Solutions to donate two (2) brand new mobile Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Brevard Lacrosse Alliance so that the youth athletic organization never has to go another day on the field without the safety and protection these life-saving devices provide.
The Brevard Lacrosse Alliance was chosen as Heart of the Game’s next recipients of AEDs in part because of the work the Alliance, along with the Lacrosse association of sport safety and education “LASSE”, has done to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest among young athletes. The organization had been fundraising to purchase an AED after local lacrosse player Colin Seely collapsed on a Viera High School field while running laps during ROTC. The Board and the volunteers at the association figured Colin’s incident hit too close to home, and they wanted to make sure they were prepared should another child suddenly go into sudden cardiac arrest.
Link to full article at HOTG
The mission of Heart of the Game, Inc., is to donate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and provide cardiac emergency response training to any sporting venue, athletic organization, school, or club, with a focus on youth sports.
About Life Safety Solutions: We offer reliable and affordable AED Management & CPR AED Training, Security Assessments, Emergency Preparedness, Loss Control & Safety Training, School Emergency Epinephrine Management Program, and Consulting.
Nice story from Diocese of Orlando on the progress that has been made since Phase 1 of their School Security Program began in May 2018. The article features the services we provide, "Life Safety Solutions is a Florida-based company that specializes in loss control, risk management, and safety and security services. The security team has been on the ground in Central Florida since May 2018 and has completed vulnerability assessments for 37 schools and early learning centers along with their parish communities."
Congratulations to the Publix employees who acted quickly to save a life! This is a "feel good" story from a Publix in St. Petersburg, FL. In March, when a customer in the store became unresponsive, Publix employees rushed to his aid, calling 911, giving chest compressions, and using their store's AED.
The customer, who is doing very well, recently returned to Publix, grateful to all the employees and emergency responders who helped give this story a positive outcome.
Watch the News Channel 8 video for the full story, and recognition of those involved in this life-saving effort!
Life Safety Solutions is proud to partner with Publix to provide AED Management services.
Life Safety Solutions selected to complete Church and School Safety & Security Assessments for Diocese of Orlando
Recent tragic incidents in our schools have made school safety a priority for communities, administrators, parents and students. In response, the Catholic Diocese of Orlando of Central Florida has announced the rollout of a Parish and School Security Program. Life Safety Solutions has been selected by the diocese to carry out assessments for 40 schools and 36 parishes. After completing the assessments, Life Safety Solutions will present prioritized, site-specific recommendations, and provide crisis response training and drills.
Dave Magruder, Life Safety Solutions President, states, "It is extremely unfortunate that current events make it necessary to address heightened safety and security issues. That said, we are impressed with the dedication of Diocese of Orlando in their efforts to prioritize the safety of its parishes and schools, and we are humbled to be selected to provide these additional services.
Just another stop during a day-in-the-life of our AED Inspector, John Parr. Our AED inspectors make multiple stops per day providing onsite inspection services throughout Florida. AED Inspections are one component of a strong AED Management Program. We provide AED Programs, in addition to other safety services, to public and private businesses and organizations of all sizes.
One Million Epinephrine Auto-Injectors donated to schools in 2017
Today, Mylan announced their EpiPen4Schools Program has donated over 1,000,000 Epinephrine Auto-Injectors. Their program helps ensure that epinephrine - the only first-line treatment for a life-threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis - is available to those experiencing anaphylaxis in a school setting.
Life Safety Solutions - Helping Schools Initiate and Maintain Emergency Epinephrine Access
Life Safety Solutions is proud to help facilitate this program for our school clients in conjunction with our Emergency Epinephrine for Schools Program. Our program assists schools in initiating and maintaining a successful Emergency Epinephrine access program. We offer medical direction, training, assistance with procurement of auto-injectors, consulting on placement and storage, specialized access cabinets, monitoring of expiration dates and renewals, and semi-annual inspections and replacement services.
There are many documented instances in which an allergic reaction quickly became life-threatening for the victim. Maybe you have a friend or loved one who experienced a severe allergic reaction to something they had never before been allergic. Having emergency epinephrine available to give to the victim as quickly as possible, while awaiting emergency services, can sometimes be the difference between life or death.
These programs make schools safer.
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Red Sneakers for Oakley
"If I can just say...one thing that I hope people take away from this: I will never ever walk into a gym again that doesn't have CPR (people who know CPR), and there's an AED somewhere in that gym. And I will make sure that every place has something like that."
Celebrity trainer Bob Harper gives in-depth interview regarding the severe heart attack and cardiac arrest he suffered at a gym on February 12, 2017. He speaks about the event, his ongoing recovery, and some revelations and advice moving forward. If you have the time, the entire interview is well worth it. Regarding his heart attack/cardiac arrest experience in particular: view :51-2:01, and on the importance of CPR and AEDs in gyms and fitness centers: view 4:51-5:24.
Life Safety Solutions was honored to attend Safety Council of Palm Beach County's Safety Awards Luncheon. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office received a Special Recognition Award for their AED Program in addition to a Traffic Safety Award. LSS is proud to partner with PBSO in support of their AED Program. Congratulations to PBSO on making our community a safer one in so many ways!
This Today Show story highlights the devastating outcome that can occur when an AED is not available at school sports venues. Children who suffer a cardiac arrest while participating in school sports, have a good chance of survival if an AED is nearby and used quickly. Oftentimes, the victim has an undetected heart defect. An AED can shock the victim's heart back into a livable rhythm until EMS/paramedics arrive.
In Florida, statutes require that "each public school that is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association must have an operational automated external defibrillator on the school grounds," although does not specifically address the proximity to each playing field the AED must located.
We are proud to support our client as they participate in this weekend's Heart Walk for healthy hearts! Have a great event Team PGA Tour and The Heart Beats! (Thanks for sending some shirts our way.)
Learn more about Heart Walk, American Heart Association's premiere event to raise awareness about the country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers -- heart disease and stroke.
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We're about raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), increasing bystander participation through CPR AED education, and building strong AED safety programs. Strong safety programs help increase chances of saving a life while lowering risk.
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