HeartSafe Community

HeartSafe Community

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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