Freshway Managers Complete CPR/AED/First Aid Training

Members of Freshway’s management team recently completed CPR(Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated external defibrillator) and First Aid training. The training class, provided by Upper Valley Safety Training, LLC, expanded the number of trained individuals to provide ample facility coverage on all shifts and in all departments.

Jeff Free (L) performs CPR as Terry Strope (R) looks on.
Jeff Free (L) performs CPR as Terry Strope (R) looks on.

Kent Barga, owner of Upper Valley Safety Training LLC was on hand for the training, which was led by instructor Jim Eberly, a certified CPR, First Aid and AED trainer.

According to the American Heart Association,¬†383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 70% of Americans¬†feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. Training in CPR and use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) can mean the difference between life and death during a cardiac emergency.

“This training is important to our ability to provide life-saving services to our associates when and if they are needed,” says Safety Manager Mark Nuss about the training program. “We hope that these services are never needed, but it is important to be prepared for emergency situations before they happen,” he adds.

Members of Freshway’s management team who completed the training were as follows:

(L to R) Jim Eberly supervises as Jim Gooding and John Reeves practice infant CPR
(L to R) Jim Eberly supervises as Jim Gooding and John Reeves practice infant CPR
  • Charles Bolton – Sanitation Manager
  • Steve Collins – Project Manager
  • Roger Cordell, Jr. – Sanitation Manager
  • Matthew Cox – First Shift Production Manager
  • Jeff Free – Shipping Manager
  • Jim Gooding – First Shift Production Manager
  • Mark Nuss – Safety Manager
  • Chris Reason – Receiving Manager
  • John Reeves – Second Shift Production Manager
  • Terry Strope – First Shift Production Manager

Training for additional members of Freshway’s management team is being scheduled for a later date.

If you are interested in CPR/AED/First Aid, we recommend you contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to find out about classes in your area.