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Petaluma, CA – Arrow Ben­e­fits Group, the 3rd largest HR/benefits Com­pa­ny in the North Bay, announces it will be the first local busi­ness to part­ner with the Petaluma Health Care Dis­trict’s (PHCD) Healthquest Train­ing Cen­ter to pro­vide CPR/AED train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Launched in col­lab­o­ra­tion with many of PHCD’s com­mu­ni­ty part­ners, the Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty Pro­gram (HSC) seeks to strength­en South­ern Sono­ma County’s response to car­diac emer­gen­cies through CPR/AED train­ing, strate­gic instal­la­tion and main­te­nance of equip­ment and by pro­vid­ing heart health edu­ca­tion. Arrow has com­mit­ted to facil­i­tate the class­es quar­ter­ly in order to help the city of Petaluma and as part of its mis­sion to sup­port the well-being of its clients and com­mu­ni­ty. The first class is Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 2015 at 2PM in the new Arrow Ben­e­fits train­ing room. Space is lim­it­ed and first come first serve – please con­tact Andrew McNeil at 707–992-3789 or [email protected] ASAP for details and to reserve seats.

“Through the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion, we know that more than 300,000 Amer­i­cans will be vic­tims of Sud­den Car­diac Arrest this year and that it is the num­ber one cause of death in the work­place,” said PHCD CEO Ramona Faith. “We launched Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty because we also know that if CPR is admin­is­tered and an AED deployed with­in three to five min­utes of a col­lapse, Sud­den Car­diac Arrest sur­vival rates increase by as much as 70 per­cent. These sta­tis­tics are pow­er­ful and we hope that oth­er busi­ness­es join in Arrow Ben­e­fit Groups’ foot­steps toward cre­at­ing a health­i­er com­mu­ni­ty. The ben­e­fits of this train­ing extend well beyond the work­place and can tru­ly help save lives.”

HSC atten­dees will learn how to respond to car­diac and breath­ing emer­gen­cies until more advanced med­ical per­son­nel can arrive to the scene. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the course, par­tic­i­pants will receive the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion 2‑year Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion card and a copy of the AHA Heart­saver CPR/AED course manual.

About Petaluma Health Care District

The Petaluma Health Care Dis­trict (PHCD) is ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing the health and well-being of the South­ern Sono­ma Coun­ty com­mu­ni­ty through lead­er­ship, advo­ca­cy, sup­port, part­ner­ships and edu­ca­tion. Its vision is to fos­ter a health­i­er com­mu­ni­ty, a thriv­ing hos­pi­tal and local access to com­pre­hen­sive health and well­ness ser­vices. PHCD has served the health and well­ness needs of the com­mu­ni­ty for more than 65 years and is a pub­lic agency man­aged by the com­mu­ni­ty for the com­mu­ni­ty. For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it

About Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty Program

Launched in 2013, the Petaluma Health Care Dis­trict (PHCD) col­lab­o­rat­ed with local police and fire, Coastal Val­leys Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices, Petaluma Val­ley Hos­pi­tal, St. Joseph Health Sys­tems, Ran­cho Adobe Fire Dis­trict, Petaluma City Schools and local non-prof­its and the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion to devel­op the Heart­Safe Com­mu­ni­ty Pro­gram (HSC). HSC uti­lizes a nation­al frame­work to devel­op a unique com­mu­ni­ty-based pro­gram that pro­vides res­i­dents, local busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions with CPR/AED cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, hands-only CPR train­ing, heart health edu­ca­tion and access to life-sav­ing equip­ment to best respond to car­diac emer­gen­cies. HSC is a pro­gram of PHCD and is man­aged by Healthquest CPR, an autho­rized train­ing cen­ter of the Amer­i­can Heart Asso­ci­a­tion. For more infor­ma­tion, please call 707–766-9226 or email [email protected].

About Arrow Ben­e­fits Group

Com­mit­ted to the com­mu­ni­ty and ele­vat­ing the indus­try — Arrow Ben­e­fits Group is the North Bay office of Unit­ed Ben­e­fit Advi­sors (UBA), just north of San Fran­cis­co. UBA is one of the largest ben­e­fits con­sult­ing and bro­ker­age firms in the coun­try, with over 200 offices through­out North Amer­i­ca and the Unit­ed King­dom. We pro­vide a glob­al reach with local support.

We work very per­son­al­ly as advi­sors deter­min­ing spe­cif­ic needs, pri­or­i­tiz­ing goals, and pro­vid­ing tech­nol­o­gy tools that will stream­line costs and improve over­all ben­e­fits pack­ages. The Arrow Ben­e­fits Group employs a for­mal and sophis­ti­cat­ed process, sup­port­ed by data and HR ana­lyt­ics that save time and mon­ey while build­ing a blue­print and liv­ing ben­e­fit mod­el, con­tin­u­al­ly adapt­able to chang­ing needs. Known as the Human Resource — for more infor­ma­tion on unique solu­tions to Benefit/HR queries please vis­it or call 707.992.3780.