September 27, 1999

Dear Health and Safety Officer:

Ever wake up in the middle of the night – heart pounding – with that all-too-familiar feeling that

you’ve left something undone at work? Most people experience that cold, sinking feeling once in

a while, but your worries are different. You don’t just worry about deliveries and late deadlines –

you worry about people. Protecting their health. Minimizing harm. With your job, someone’s

life could be at stake, and the preparations you’ve made in your workplace could mean the difference

between life and death.

A Technological Advance You Can’t Live Without

Over l,000 hearts will stop today. And many of the victims will be sitting right at their desks.

Tragically, most will die without timely intervention. But the odds are about to change in their favor.

More and more states and corporations are recognizing the lifesaving benefits of Automated

External Defibrillators (AEDs) as a lifeline in the workplace. This new generation of defibrillators is

easy to use by non-medical personnel and can improve the survival rate dramatically in an emergency

situation where every second counts

Helping Out Where it’s Needed Most – The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is pioneering a nationwide effort to make AEDs an accessible tool in the

emergency treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. We proudly offer Adult CPR/AED training in the

workplace in many areas of the country. Our training course meets national guidelines for Emergency

Cardiac Care, so you can rest easy knowing you and your colleagues are ready for immediate action

in the event of a cardiac crisis.

Don’t Delay – Get All the Facts!

You work hard to protect the safety and well being of the people you work with, and the American

Red Cross is here to help. We invite you to learn more about comprehensive Adult CPR/AED Training

and AED Training for First Responders. Call your local American Red Cross chapter at (860) 347-2577

today for more information.

AED Training for Emergency Medical Services Providers

The American Red Cross can train your volunteer EMS-EMT’s and /or paid First Responders in AED.



Susan Parker

Health & Safety Services Director

P.S. Your job and your worries are different than most. Let us help you with a plan of action that

Could save the life of someone at work…maybe even yours. Call (860) 347-2577 now.