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Safe Wheeling and Dealing!

We all love a good deal! As much as we are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, we also love saving money on the things we want and need. We are so connected to this idea that we have created web outlets like Craigslist, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace / Swip Swap groups and more. […]

Brrr! It’s Cold in North Florida: Winter Safety for Kids

It is rare for temps to plummet much below 40 degrees in Northeast Florida. The average low temperature in January over a 29-year recording period is 39 degrees according to USClimateData.com. Of course, this is an average temperature and not an indication of how cold it can get from time-to-time. According to an article on […]

Safe Christmas Tree Practices

According to news4jax.com, there is a “live” Christmas tree shortage in 2019, which will affect those who love the idea and fragrance of a real spruce or fir in the house in December. As a result of this information, many of us will be out early to pick out that perfect tree so we do […]

Kitchen Partnership for Thanksgiving

My wife is notorious for burning the first batch of cookies – every time she makes them. Fortunately, she does most of her baking as we approach Thanksgiving and tapers off after Christmas celebrations. Her propensity to burn the cookies is not because she is neglectful, but because she is in and out of the […]

Life-Saving at Camp

What happens when a person suddenly becomes unresponsive due to a heart attack, drowning or other cardiac arrest situation?  They need an AED machine – and quickly – that’s what! Over the past couple of years, we have had the privilege of supplying AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines to various organizations with monies they received […]

Meet Safety First Instructor, Carissa Jackson

Carissa Jackson is a Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing since 2003.  She has such a passion for sharing knowledge about anatomy and physiology that she became a massage instructor for Heritage Institute and the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork, where she taught numerous modalities as well as CPR & First Aid for 7 years, collectively.  Currently, […]

Nonprofit, You Can Get an AED For FREE!

We at Safety First are on a mission to increase the number of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) within area organizations. These are the life-saving devices that restart the heart in an event of sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, these emergencies happen with people of any age, and the survival rate decreases by 10% for every minute […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

It was a summer and the weather was hot. At the time, I worked at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort as a lifeguard. Tons of people filled the pool. All of the sudden, I was overcome with dizziness and I could not focus. I can’t remember if I called for help or if someone else did. […]

Partnership with Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care

We have some exciting news to share!  We have a new venue for holding some of our most popular safety courses.  Long-time friends and clients of Safety First may remember that for many years we held our Community CPR classes at the two local Babies R Us stores.  Well, we obviously lost that venue when […]