AAA Ambulance Service of Hattiesburg won the CPR Training Center Rookie of the Year Award for fiscal year 2003, given and announced by the Mississippi Region of the American Heart Association.
The Heart Association contracts with training centers to provide basic and/or advanced adult and pediatric life support training courses to the community it serves.
AAA Ambulance Services provides such training through JETS – Jobs Education & Training Services. Comprehensive JETS functions independently as a department within the organization and also in tandem with the primary services of ground, air, and trauma-related medical operations.
Beyond the AAA Ambulance Service crews, AAA Ambulance offers education and training to people who work for other EMS providers; large and small businesses; hospital-based physicians and nurses; fire and police officers; child care center operators; and individuals who simply want to “Be Ready.”
In its first year of operation, AAA Ambulance Service trained 335 people in the life-saving skills of basic and advanced life support. Their involvement has ranged from speaking to local community and corporate groups about the importance of first aid and CPR training, to providing training courses for the Forrest County Sheriffs Department and Hattiesburg Police Department.
The CPR Training Center Rookie of the Year award is presented to the CPR Training Center in operation one year or less that displays outstanding performance in all areas of CPR Training Center activities.
Lynn Henley, EMT-P, coordinates the AAA Ambulance Service CPR Training Center. She accepted the award on behalf of the Ambulance Service at the fifth annual Mississippi CPR Training Center Coordinators Conference at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Conference Center in Jackson.
American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs aim to reduce disability and death from cardiac and respiratory emergencies and stroke by improving the Chain of Survival in every community. By placing the American Heart Association’s ECC Programs in the community as an integral part of its day-to-day life, public awareness and education in basic and advanced life support will increase, and more lives will be saved.
Mississippi’s 40 CPR Training Centers trained 66,381 people in the life-saving skills of basic and advanced life support from July 2002 through June 2003. Throughout the United States, American Heart Association’s basic and advanced life support courses are used to train more than nine million people each year. The courses are provided through a network of over 3,300 Training Centers and over 306,000 Instructors. The American Heart Association’s courses have been taught throughout the U.S. for more than 30 years.
Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation’s Number one and Number three killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. The Association invested more than $348 million in fiscal year 2002-03 for research, professional and public education, and advocacy so people across America can live stronger, longer lives.
About AAA Ambulance Service: AAA Ambulance Service, founded in 1965, created one of the first licensed emergency medical services providers in Mississippi. The community, tax-supported nonprofit organization’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce trauma-related personal anguish and health care costs. For more information, visit http://www.aaaambulance.net.
Contact: Christy M. Joy
PO Box 17889
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
207 South. 28th Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 264-0175 SND.Email