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First Response
Teams save lives
O

n Feb. 12, my day began much like any other
liberty to expound on some of the other success stories
work day, and I found myself going through
the company's First Response Team has encountered.
my regular routines at Duncan Aviation- a few fire
But I can say that their involvement has made a world
drills for customers who needed things right
of difference in a lot of lives.
away, a couple of conference calls and the
In 2012, they responded to 56 calls at
normal internal meetings.
our Lincoln, Nebraska, facility; 48 in 2013,
After 5 p.m., the day was starting to wind
and 33 in 2014. With more than 1,200
down. It was cold outside, so I remotely
employees at this facility, this averages to
started my car hoping it would be warm
approximately 3.8 percent of our employee
by the time I got in it. I was in the office
count. As you can imagine, the company's
shutting down my computer when I suddenly
goal is to get this number down to zero.
Gary Harpster
fell back in my chair and died. To say the
By implementing safety seminars,
least, it wasn't exactly what I had planned for
enforcing safety procedures and wellness
the evening. But thankfully, there were still
programs, we have all become more
two people in the office with me.
cognizant of our surroundings and well-being. But
While one called 911, the other person jumped
sometimes a little piece of plaque can just break loose
up, checked my vitals and started CPR. They also
and everything changes. The reason for this article,
called our company's First Response Team. In less
though, is to inform companies of the merits of having
than five minutes (the typical response time), two
a First Response Team within your organization. My
individuals arrived and took control of the emergency
doctors unequivocally stated that without our team's
situation. Both of these individuals previously received involvement, I would not have survived this ordeal.
training in first aid and CPR from the American
So what does it take to put together a First Response
Heart Association as well as our local community
Team? Surprisingly, within your organization, you
college. With no pulse and the other symptoms, they
likely may already have what it takes with volunteer
made the decision to hook up the automated external
firemen or individuals with current first-aid training.
defibrillator and push the button as prompted.
These individuals are perfect for this role, as they've
Thank goodness for their swiftness and advanced
already been trained and have the right moral fiber
training or this article would certainly have been written to help others in need. Once you have your team
by someone else. With the current Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act in place, I'm not at
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Avionics News June 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News June 2015

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Long Live the NavComm
Member Profile
Dealing Avionics
A New Helicopter Maintenance Association is Born
Aisles of Smiles
Leveraging Innovation
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Business Basics
What’s Working?
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
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