Genesis, American Heart Association presents CPR training kits to Fire Dept.

PICTURED HERE (left to right): Charles Bailey (Assistant Fire Chief), Brittany Douglas (Senior Development Director AHA), Howard J. Nettles (Director of Community Outreach, Genesis Health Care) and Pat Cavanaugh (Fire Chief) with the CPR training kits. PHOTO BY STEPHAN DREW

By Stephan Drew, Editor

Genesis Health Care, Inc., in conjunction with The American Heart Association (AHA), presented CPR training kits to the hardworking staff at the City of Darlington Fire Department on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The kits are provided as part of the AHA’s “Be The Beat” program, reaching out to local organizations and bringing awareness to the importance of having CPR training in our communities and work places. 

The American Heart Association is committed to creating the Next Generation of Heartsavers™ through their “Be the Beat” Hands-Only CPR programs. “Be the Beat” provides free resource tools to help start and sustain Hands-Only CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training programs in communities so that one or more people in each household knows this lifesaving skill. The kits contain a bilingual Adult & Child CPR Anytime DVD, Mini Anne® CPR personal manikin, a bilingual Skills Reminder Card, a Mini Anne replacement lung and Manikin wipes.

Genesis Health Care, Inc., is a nonprofit FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) healthcare provider. They have locations in Darlington, Olanta, Florence, and Lamar, all servicing the Pee Dee area. They are deeply rooted in these communities and committed to improving their health through prevention, early intervention, rehabilitation, training and education. Being dedicated to improving the health of the community, they bring a rich list of tools to ensure that together we can all achieve the goal of improving community health.

Author: Stephan Drew

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