Volunteers Learn Valuable Life-Saving Techniques
Over the past few weeks, more than 100 volunteer Navigators have gathered at Fire Station 19 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to take part in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training conducted by Station 19 firefighters.
Volunteer Navigators had the opportunity to attend one of six classes offered this year to learn proper life-saving techniques should the need arise. Fire Station 19 conducts these trainings for the volunteer Navigators every two years.
The importance of these trainings cannot be overstated. Attendees have found the training to be invaluable and have used it to save a number of lives here at Phoenix Sky Harbor. In fact, to-date, America’s Friendliest Airport&trade has had 31 saves using AEDs and life-saving techniques. Read more about the latest save. Navigators are not the only individuals trained. Airport employees are also able to participate in training courses, and more than 2,000 Airport employees and Navigators have been trained on how to properly use AEDs as well as how to properly administer CPR. Some Phoenix Police Airport Bureau and Phoenix Firefighters also carry AEDs on their bicycles, and more than 85 AEDs are located at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear Airports as well as on most aircraft.
For additional information on the volunteer Navigator program at Phoenix Sky Harbor as well as how to become a volunteer, visit the Customer Service section of the website.
Published: October 6, 2011