Arrow Allo­cates $100,000 for Dona­tion to Place Life-Sav­ing AED Machines in Busi­ness­es Through­out Community!

Arrow Ben­e­fits Group has allo­cat­ed $100,000 in order to place AED (Auto­mat­ed Exter­nal Defib­ril­la­tor) machines through­out the local com­mu­ni­ty. This is part of the Arrow Well­ness Ini­tia­tive, estab­lished two years ago to offer free CPR and first-aid class­es to its clients and the com­mu­ni­ty. Arrow’s funds will be donat­ed to clients who wish to pur­chase AED machines for busi­ness loca­tions. Part­ner­ing with the Petaluma Health Care District’s Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty ini­tia­tive and Healthquest train­ing cen­ter this includes imple­ment­ing CPR and first-aid train­ing, as well as AED instal­la­tion, main­te­nance and registration.

“Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty was estab­lished to strength­en the community’s abil­i­ty to respond to a car­diac emer­gency, Arrow was one of our first Heart­Safe Busi­ness­es and is pio­neer­ing how com­pa­nies should be approach­ing well­ness in the work­place. With regard to heart health in par­tic­u­lar, busi­ness­es are on the front lines with car­diac response because car­diac arrest is the lead­ing cause of death in the work­place. Arrow under­stands this and is doing amaz­ing work in our com­mu­ni­ty. It’s pledge to buy AEDs for busi­ness­es through­out the region is unprecedented.” 

Ramona Faith, CEO
Petaluma Health Care District

Access to AED machines sig­nif­i­cant­ly increas­es the chance of sur­vival in the event of sud­den car­diac arrest, claim­ing 10,000 lives each year. Imme­di­ate CPR and AED deploy­ment with­in three-five min­utes of col­lapse increas­es sud­den car­diac arrest sur­vival rates as much as 70%; with­out inter­ven­tion, sur­vival rates aver­age 7%. The dra­mat­ic dif­fer­ence in sur­vival rates with the addi­tion of an AED device is what moti­vat­ed Arrow to donate and part­ner with North Bay employ­ers. They are ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing clients take proac­tive actions to keep their employ­ees healthy and safe.

“Arrow is the first com­pa­ny in our area to make this kind of a dona­tion for AED machines, there are not enough in our com­mu­ni­ty, and the con­tri­bu­tion will not only help get them placed with employ­ers, but it will save lives.”

Sta­cy Gib­bons. Exec­u­tive Director
Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion in the North Bay

If you would like to learn more and par­tic­i­pate with your com­pa­ny in the pro­cure­ment of one of the AED machines please con­tact Andrew McNeil at 707–992-3789 or [email protected]

“We are so excit­ed to be the first to launch a Series like this for the com­mu­ni­ty and we’re espe­cial­ly hon­ored to have such well-known experts part­ner with us. We start­ed this pro­gram because we’re inter­est­ed in sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ty and we’ve planned numer­ous events and projects in the future.” 

Andrew McNeil, Prin­ci­pal at Arrow Ben­e­fits Group
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