Help Emergency Medical Training

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Emergency Medical Training is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that needs your help. We are an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center and we provide all types of CPR & First Aid Training to members in the community. Currently, we are seeking donations to upgrade our current equipment as required by the AHA, replenish equipment that has been used and continue providing lifesaving training that is desperately needed in our community.

31871942_1533412331969522_r.jpegEmergency Medical Training: Safe Sitter Training 12/2017

Who We Are:

Emergency Medical Training is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides CPR and First Aid Training to businesses, organizations and communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Currently, we have 171 certified instructors, many who have retained their relationship year after year with us. We all work together as a team to provide lifesaving training to all members of the community. We offer a wide variety of training classes ranging from students in schools, to healthcare professionals and even members of the elderly population. We also offer public classes to the community as well as off-site private classes for families, companies and organizations at no additional charge.

Our top priority is providing quality and affordable training. There are quite a few businesses out there that charge a lot of money for training. Unfortunately, this does deter some people from getting trained. The training we offer can result in saving a life, so we strive to keep our prices affordable so everyone and anyone can receive training. We do hold quite a few community events every year which allows individuals to attend a training free of charge.

 We bring a passion and a strong belief that the training we are providing goes far beyond just teaching a class. Each person we train with our information is not only a satisfied customer, but another person who we are proud to say can save a life largely due to our commitment to training and technology.

31871942_1533412266528298_r.jpeg Emergency Medical Training: Community CPR Event 2/2016

Our Story:

My name is Stephanie Griffith and I am the Executive Director for Emergency Medical Training. I started this journey about 8 years ago when I started working for Exeter Ambulance Association as an EMT. Exeter Ambulance had an AHA Training Center that they were thinking about closing. It hit me close to my heart when they talked about closing the Training Center. At that time, I had approached our Executive Director and asked him to give me a chance to see if I could continue Training Center. I was granted permission and that is when my journey started. CPR has always been a true passion of mine. I had attended various CPR and First Aid training classes during my high school years as I wanted to go into the healthcare field.

On February 1, 1999, when I was 18 years old and a senior in high school, I truly learned the importance of this life-saving training. That evening in February, my dad had a massive heart attack. I did initiate CPR and did everything I could but unfortunately, he didn’t survive and passed away. I remembered our instructor telling us that CPR wasn’t always effective. While it hard to accept that I couldn’t save his life, I knew I had done everything I possibly could. If I had not had this training, I can only imagine how differently I would have felt knowing I could have done something but never took the time or had the chance to receive training.

This life-changing event fueled my passion for CPR and First Aid Training. After being granted permission to run the Training Center at Exeter Ambulance, I turned our Training Center around and through a lot of hard work, I was able to grow our Training Center into a successful organization. In December of 2015, Exeter Ambulance Association had to close due to being in debt. At that time, I had to make the decision to either keep the Training Center open and work through obstacles of paying off all the debt or to close the Training Center and end my journey.  At that point, I had put so much hard work and dedication into growing and building up our organization, I couldn’t see it close. More importantly, there were so many people in the community that depended on our organization and the training/services we offered. If we closed, there would have been a huge gap in our community that wouldn’t have been able to be trained. So, I made the decision to keep the Training Center open and continue my journey.

With many prayers and the help of various friends and my family, we kept the Training Center open. We flourished and worked very hard to pay down the debt that was outstanding. As of today, most of that debt is paid off. There is still a small portion that we are working on. This has been a tremendous journey with a lot of obstacles to overcome. We did overcome most of these obstacles however most of our profits went towards paying down the outstanding debt and not towards new services, programs and upgrading and replenishing our equipment. 

How You Can Help:

We are currently asking for donations which will go towards updating our current CPR training equipment, replenishing equipment that has previously been used as well as allow us to continue to offer the training that is most desperately needed to our community. In addition, your donations will also go towards our future community training events. Effective January of 2019, the AHA has required that all instructors/training centers must update their equipment to give electronic feedback to the student.

The AHA requirement:
"By January 31, 2019, the AHA will require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin in all AHA courses that teach the skills of adult CPR. Specifically, an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin is one that, at a minimum, provides audio or visual (or both) feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during CPR training”.

Please consider donating to this campaign and sharing it with your friends and family on Facebook, email, Twitter and text message. Each share makes a real difference. Please help us continue to provide a service to so many people who need it. Your donation could result in saving a life. No donation is too small.

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Please feel free to visit our website at  www.trainingemergencymedical.com

31871942_1533412513847207_r.jpeg Emergency Medical Training: Basic Life Support Skills Session

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