Annuvia stresses the importance of wide-spread AED deployment and the need for in-person, hands-on CPR training from professionals
-By Micah Bongberg Google+ | @annuvia
Annuvia has had another busy month of meetings, chapter events, and awareness campaigns, crossing the Country to introduce the importance of wide-spread AED deployment and the need for in-person, hands-on CPR training from professionals. Attending several events across the country, Annuvia has shown individuals and organizations just how important (and easy) it can be to implement streamlined, national programs.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association – SCAA (www.suddencardiacarrest.org)
Annuvia proudly represented the Bay Area chapter of the SCAA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the First Annual SCAA Gala. As one of the largest chapters in the Country, Annuvia and the SCAA Bay Area chapter are at the forefront of pivotal legislative efforts to improve the safety of local communities through AED and CPR awareness campaigns. Combining the personal experiences of Annuvia’s professional responders with the warm, heartfelt stories directly from sudden cardiac arrest survivors, Annuvia and the SCAA are proud to have contributed to furthering our joint mission of greater AED deployment.
International Facility Management Association – IFMA (www.ifma.org)
Four members of Annuvia’s Business Development team attended the IFMA show in Dallas, Texas during October to show attendees just how easy it can be to implement a comprehensive safety program. Introducing services such as Emergency Response Team training (enter link), Emergency Response Planning (enter link), and national AED Program Design (enter link), Annuvia was able to discuss strategy for each of the attendees. Annuvia’s ongoing raffles, CPR compression contests, and un-biased approach to AED selection made the booth one of the most frequented by the thousands of guests, visitors, and attendees.
After a random drawing from hundreds of business cards, Annuvia is proud to present Mr. John Culver, Vice President of Business Development from Allied Barton with a brand new Defibtech Lifeline AED, courtesy of Defibtech (www.defibtech.com) and Annuvia (www.annuvia.com). Fate couldn’t have selected a more deserving owner of the new life-saving device!
National Safety Council Show – NSC (www.nsc.org)
Annuvia attended the National Safety Council tradeshow in Anaheim, California as the guest of Physio-Control (add website), a world-wide leader in defibrillator technology and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) sales. Annuvia, together with Physio-Control, demonstrated the importance of AEDs in the community as well as high-quality CPR training to an audience of several thousand attendees.
Experience, Passion, Excellence
Annuvia is proud to welcome the following employees to our Business Development team:
– Having spent more than 12 years in the defibrillator industry, Mr. Franklin has seen defibrillators go from hospitals, to paramedic’s vehicles, and now to the lay public. Mr. Franklin’s most recent defibrillator experience comes from HeartStream, the pioneer in the portable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry (now known as HeartStart – a Philips Medical company). Mr. Franklin joined HeartStream while it was still in the start-up phase and helped introduce AEDs to the Country’s airlines, airports, cruise ships, and similar large, multi-national accounts. Mr. Franklin is looking forward to continuing his passion of positively affecting people’s lives and building from his in-depth, personal experiences
Brant Minor –
James Robinson –
Mr. Robinson has been an Annuvia instructor for over two years. Based out of Dallas, Texas, he is a Firefighter-Paramedic and is currently working with the EMS protocol development. With a lifelong passion for health, safety, and emergency response, Mr. Robinson is proof that just one individual’s efforts can make a positive impact on several people’s lives. He hopes to leverage his personal knowledge and experience with the trends of an ever-growing AED industry to improve the safety of America’s communities.
– Mr. Taggart is a San Francisco Bay Area native, currently living in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. Mr. Taggart spent the majority of his career with Southern Pacific Transportation Co, retiring as Vice President, Governmental and Public Relations. He joined California Energy Co. as Senior Vice President, External Relations until their acquisition by an out of State Corporation. Mr. Taggart has always had a life-long passion for pre-hospital medicine and thus elected to obtain his EMT license to further advance his skill set. To Annuvia he brings passion, enthusiasm, and broad experience, which combined he believes will lead to success.
Annuvia would also like to extend a warm welcome to the following instructors, our newest employees:
Rick Conner – Mr. Conner is a Firefighter-Paramedic who works with the Darien-Woodridge Fire District as the acting on-duty officer based out of Darien, IL. He brings more than 11 years of experience and provides emergency training services to clients in the greater Chicago region.
Gabe Fetzek – Mr. Fetzek is a Firefighter-EMT who works for the Minneapolis Fire Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Fetzek provides Emergency Response Team (ERT) training services and Basic Life Support (BLS) training services for clients throughout Minnesota.
Scott Gann – Mr. Gann is a Firefighter-Paramedic with the Bellaire Fire Department based out of Bellaire, Texas. He has over 8 years of experience and provides emergency training services to clients in Southern Texas region.
Steven Pate – Mr. Pate is a Firefighter-Paramedic who works with the City of Houston, in Houston, TX. Mr. Pate has over 6 years of experience providing emergency medical care and Advanced Life Support services. In addition to working as a Firefighter-Paramedic, he has assisted FEMA during Hurricanes Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Mr. Pate provides training services for Annuvia’s Southern Texas clientele.