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, […]

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. […]