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“Gourmet CPR” — NYC Red Cross & Noted Chef David Bouley Cook Up Heart Healthy Meal/Training

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

The Menu: Alaskan Dungeness crab flan with fresh ginger-yuzu broth; organic Long Island duckling in almond and spring garlic broth, parsley root puree, white truffle honey glaze and fresh chamomile; and Colorado cherries roasted with fresh verbena and lavender, strawberry sorbet, rhubarb granité, and pomegranate…and CPR?
This blog’s ongoing effort to find creative ideas for engaging [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Ideas · Red Cross

On National CPR & AED Awareness Week, A Training Video That Will Definitely Raise Some Heart Rates

June 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

I frequently highlight interesting and creative approaches to preparedness. The video below — “Super Sexy CPR” — may be a little too interesting and creative for some readers, but I will post it nonetheless as today begins National CPR & AED Awareness Week.
A company called Fortnight Lingerie created the video to promote CPR and its [...]

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Tags: Humor · Preparedness Ideas

Be Nice To Your Employees Or Don’t Have A Heart Problem At Work: Red Cross Survey Finds Only 58% Of Workers Would Give CPR To Their Boss

May 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

A new Red Cross survey suggests that bosses better be nice to their employees or else not have a heart problem in the workplace. The poll indicated that only 58% of Americans would give CPR to their boss. The organization’s annual summer safety poll of more than 1,000 adults also found:
that Americans say they are most [...]

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Tags: Public Opinion · Red Cross

Adding Convenience And Romance To CPR Training — A Couple Ideas From The Red Cross To Make Accreditation (& Renewal) Easier, More Fun

November 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

As I have mentioned on the blog my CPR-AED accreditation has expired, and I have to renew it — not only because I need the official paperwork, but I also feel like I could use the skills refresher. Though the fact I haven’t gotten around to it typifies the difficulty that a lot people have [...]

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Tags: Preparedness 2.0 · Preparedness Ideas · Red Cross

“Late Show With David Letterman” Neighbor, Greater New York Red Cross, Presents Their Own List Of ‘The Top 10 Tips For Preparedness Month’

September 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The headquarters of the American Red Cross of Greater New York is just a few blocks away from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Manhattan’s West Side where the “Late Show With David Letterman” is taped. So, it’s only appropriate that the chapter’s employees just put together a ‘Top 10 Tips For Preparedness Month’ video (below) [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Tips · Red Cross

Napolitano’s CPR Training Offers Some Lessons: Integrate Into Workplace, Commitment From Top, Schedule Follow-Up A Year Later

August 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and more than 25 senior DHS officials  received CPR and first aid training from American Red Cross trainers at the Department’s headquarters in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Friday. During the two-hour session, Secretary Napolitano and her staff received hands-on training from Red Cross instructors in cardiopulmonary resuscitation [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Events · Preparedness Ideas

Visiting NYC, FEMA Head Fugate Meets With Mayor Bloomberg/Urges New Yorkers To Prepare

July 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

FEMA Administrator met with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler and Office of Emergency Management head Joseph Bruno to discuss New York’s emergency preparedness efforts and to bolster the relationship between the City and the federal agency.
I spoke with Fugate after the meeting on the steps of New York’s City Hall and [...]

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Tags: City Preparedness · Federal Emergency Management Administration

“Singles CPR” Makes A Match, Creates A Fun Model

April 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

I am always on the lookout for new ways of making preparedness fun and engaging. Often, I find such ideas percolating at the Portland-area chapter of the American Red Cross. Its Cross Blog reports that one of their ”Singles CPR” events has resulted not only in more prepared Oregonians but also a romantic match”:
That’s right…two attendees are now [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Ideas

Cross Blog, CPR Romance & The Repositioning of Emergency Preparedness

June 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had a good weekend of cross blogging with Robin Parker and Lise Kerwin of Cross Blog, the terrific blog of the Red Cross’ Oregon chapter. I wanted to mention one more thing about Cross Blog that I think is worth noting: a typically playful, eye-catching post on Saturday titled “Can CPR Get You A Date” listed several Portland, Oregon Craig’s List postings of potential [...]

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Tags: Non-Profit Organizations · Red Cross