COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 28, 2019 —
The Safety and Occupational Health Office, in coordination with the medical services contractor, offers free voluntary adult specific cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training during duty hours, to encourage employee preparedness and response activities for cardiac emergencies occurring at Defense Logistics Agency worksites.
The training and existence of voluntary First Response Team members lessens the impact of sudden cardiac arrest by supporting employee and worksite preparedness and response and optimizing a person’s chance for survival.
First Response Team members are volunteers, who are currently certified. Responsibilities include providing CPR, the use of an AED or Heimlich Maneuver for choking in an emergency situation to associates who are in need of assistance until emergency personnel arrive.
The FRT should only use the emergency procedures that are within the limits of the training and for which they are currently certified to render.
Team members are identified by an orange flag at their desk. FRT members are provided additional supplies in the event of an actual emergency to include a face shield and gloves combination kit as well as an orange flag. Supplies may be replaced as needed.
FRT members may resign at any time by contacting the Safety and Occupational Health Office at 614-692-2332.
Infant and child CPR or first aid aren’t offered because children and infants aren’t in the work areas. There’s medical professionals at our clinics and at the fire station should first aid be required. For available first aid or infant/child CPR classes and fees, contact the local American Heart Association.
DLA organizations and installation tenants are covered by the medical services contract. Installation employees that aren’t covered by the contract may attend the training as space allows on a case-by-case basis.
Training slots may be limited by budgetary, contract, certification requirements and constraints. Preference may be given to employees based on site-specific characteristics to ensure equitable coverage of worksite and access to trained personnel. Preference may be given to employees renewing FRT certification requirements.
Interested first time employees or re-certifiers must obtain prior approval from their supervisor, then directly schedule the Certified Adult Specific CPR and AED training. Associates need to verify with their supervisor for correct time sheet code.
Contractors must obtain prior approval from supervisor to schedule and attend the Certified Adult Specific CPR and AED training.
Once enrolled, associates are expected to attend and arrive early. Late arrivals won’t be admitted.
All required paperwork provided by the trainer must be completed. Training participants will be asked if they want to volunteer as a FRT member. If interested, associates should check the appropriate block on the registration DSCC Form 2278 and complete the Volunteer Statement.
Volunteer employees who complete the CPR/AED training will receive the training handbook and emergency supplies.
Individual CPR/AED training certification card will be available for participant download electronically following the training.
CPR certification is valid for 2 years. Reschedule for training before the certification is expired. FRT members must stay certified to remain a member of the team.
When FRT members retire, resign or transfer from their current location, they need to return the orange flag and stand to either health clinic in buildings 20 or 21 or by calling the safety office at (614) 692-2332.
2019 AED/CPR training schedule
Associates can register for a class by calling the Building 21 Health Clinic at 614-701-5104.
Classes are located at the Byus Center, Buidling 14. Only one classes is required for certification.
June 6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
June 18, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
July 9, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
July 25, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 22, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 11, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 26, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 9, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 24, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 6, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 19, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 5, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 18, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
For more information Certified Adult Specific CPR and AED training, contact Kara Mettille at 614-692-3964.
References: (1) DLAI 6055.02, Voluntary Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Program