It’s time to pay tribute to the heroism and resourcefulness of those who saved lives because they were prepared for it. On May 31st, SureFire CPR honors four people who used their CPR skills to prevent the deaths of three people. The banquet will be a celebration of these men and women, the heroes who were ready when disaster struck.
SureFire CPR’s mission is to prepare people for the worst, but you never know what’s going to happen when the worst arrives. For two mothers from southern California, that worst moment came when their children started to choke – every parent’s nightmare. The incidents were separate, but the response was the same: informed, level-headed, and life-saving. Thanks to their knowledge of critical on-the-scene techniques, events that could have been nightmares beyond reckoning were diffused. These mothers’ heroic interventions saved their children’s lives, and two families were kept whole.
But life-saving techniques aren’t just for families: the business world was also marked by heroic and thoughtful action. A patron at a restaurant went into cardiac arrest at her table; the restaurant owners who will be among those honored at the lifesaver’s banquet insisted on putting their staff through a CPR training course just six months prior. Adequately prepared and heroically engaged, two of the restaurant’s staff members were able to administer CPR to the woman that proved definitive in saving her life.
SureFire CPR’s lifesaver’s banquet will honor these heroes: honor their quick-thinking, their critical actions, and their forethought in making sure that when that terrible day came, they were prepared. You never know when disaster will strike, but you can know what to do when it does. These four people are role models for how much good can be done by those who are ready to do it.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death, with 400,000 Americans suffering cardiac arrests each year. Although their chance of survival increases three-fold when CPR is properly administered, only a third of victims receive it. Countless lives could be saved by citizens trained in CPR – just like these heroes.
We encourage the media and the community at large to come together to honor these people and the lives they saved. On May 31st, we hope we can remind everyone just how important it is to be prepared in the face of heart disease. Together, we can get ready to save lives.