Gymnastics Association of Texas 50th Annual Convention 2016

We are once again excited to attend a National Convention. This week we are headed to Austin, for the Gymnastics Association of Texas 50th Annual Convention. This summer has been very busy with all the Olympic events happening, We attended the US Gymnastics National Congress & Trade Show back in July and had an amazing show.

For the follow up in Texas, we are still on the ripples of wrapping up the Rio Olympics and the US took home a lot of medals. It is because of the hard work of the coaches and the passion of the Olympians that we can reach these levels of greatness. One Beat CPR is committed to supporting safe environments in all facilities for students and athletes by teaching CPR with the most current guidelines and bringing trusted technology with the Philips line of defibrillators.

To Learn more about our CPR classes click on TRAINING CLASSES, To find the defibrillator that is right for you, click on PHILIPS AEDs.

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International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Annual Conference and Expo 2016 – San Antonio, TX

One Beat CPR is proud to be an exhibitor at the IAFC Conference Hall. We have become the vendor of choice for many Fire and EMS organization across the US. This brings us another opportunity to connect with the leaders in the industry. Our company was founded by Lon Rosen, a Local Firefighter and some of our instructors are firefighters as well. With our experience in the field, we are able to bring a wide range of products and services that best fill the needs of a fast paced and demanding team. Visit our booth to learn more about Philips products and how to implement a plan for your organization. Connect with us on social media by clicking on LinkedIn.

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One Beat CPR Connecting at the Florida League of Cities Event – Hollywood, FL

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At the 90th Annual Conference, we exhibited and presented our training classes and products in front of civil officials. The goal of the League of Cities organization is to unite the municipalities of Florida and promote local self-government. The league has members representing over 400 cities, towns and villages in the state of Florida. This way of ‘Home Rule’ has been shown to be key in how democracy is exercised in the state. It also brings together the communities and multiplies the awareness to any of the cities issues and campaigns.

In October, the league celebrates “Florida City Government Week” from October 16-22, 2016. Volunteer time to your local community in their service projects, cleanup efforts and donation collections. These events strengthen and enrich the area, benefits neighbors and improves lives. For a list of local events in South Florida visit the Sun Sentinel Page Volunteer Guide  or search for volunteer opportunities through the local newspaper in your area or state.

 

 

 

Honoring our everyday heroes: Hal Byrd

On April 11th, 2016 when Paramedic Hal Byrd of Lumberton, NC headed out to play a round of golf at Pinecrest Country Club, he was in good spirits and ready to play his favorite course like many times before. As the day progressed, he started experiencing symptoms of distress, but continued on golfing. Mid-course, he collapsed of a massive heart attack. The Lumberton Rescue and EMS team responded to the Emergency call not realizing the victim was one of their very own. When they arrived, they did everything possible to save Hal, but unfortunately he did not survive.

Hal’s paramedic unit members wanted to do something to remember and honor Hal, he was a paramedic for almost 20 years and a valued member of their team. The EMS crew came together and had an idea, to donate an AED in memory of their friend and partner. So they started a campaign to raise funds by selling wristbands engraved with LREMS and Hal Byrd’s name on them. The community responded and supported their efforts. Quickly, the donations started coming in and soon they had enough to purchase their first AED. As their group grew, it was featured in the news and more people were joining their mission. Through Pinecrest Country Club, former Pro Golfer Leonard Thompson gave the group their most generous donation, enough to cover the cost of one defibrillator. As of June, they had collected enough funds to purchase not just the one AED they wanted, but also two more.

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(L – R) Roger Taylor, Lumberton Rescue and EMS commander; Chris Jackson, golf course superintendent; Dwight Gane, Pinecrest’s head golf professional; Tonya Byrd, Hal’s wife; and Brad Byrd, Hal’s son.

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In July 2016, the first AED was dedicated to Hal Byrd’s memory, at Pinecrest Country Club. His son, and his friends, they still play there often and having an AED will ensure that if someone else experiences sudden cardiac arrest, they will have a better chance at survival. The second defibrillator will be dedicated in August, at Northeast Park. A large facility with several sports complexes that does not have an AED. The third defibrillator will be dedicated in September, at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center. The family is grateful to the Lumberton Rescue and EMS for creating a lasting legacy in memory of Hal Byrd.

One Beat CPR + AED is committed to raising awareness in our communities about the importance of learning CPR and having a ready AED. Together we can save lives, one heart at a time.

 

One Beat CPR + AED Summer Scavenger Hunt with Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation

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For the third year in a row, One Beat CPR, Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation and the American Camp Association are sponsoring the My Camp AED summer scavenger hunt.

We want to encourage all ages to find the nearest AED in camps across the nation. It is a summer-long initiative that brings attention to the importance of locating a defibrillator in time during an emergency. #ProtectingKidsHearts #MyCampAED #OneBeatCPR

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They found their AED! Join the Scavenger Hunt and find yours.. Ready, Set, GO!

Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Criminal Justice Information System Annual Training Symposium – 2016

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Each year, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Annual Training Symposium provides a forum for learning, networking, discussion, and information exchange for criminal justice agencies in Florida.

Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on the latest in communications, information systems, security policy, and updates to ongoing law enforcement and criminal justice programs. In addition, this year’s symposium has been extended to include Thursday afternoon and Friday morning to offer attendees with more in-depth training opportunities.

One Beat CPR + AED is participating in this event to promote public safety and present the Philips line of AEDs for Police and Emergency Personnel. We know first hand the importance of having a response system in place that includes a defibrillator.

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