Responding To Emergencies

We never know when an accident or emergency will happen. Are you prepared?

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We discussed topics such as child safety, poisoning, drowning, CPR, choking, bleeding, and what to put in a first aid kit. This is a good time to think about safety and be prepared so you can stay as calm as possible if an accident or emergency occurs.


Anna Griffin is an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) with more than 20 years’ experience teaching CPR and First Aid classes. She is an instructor certified by the American Red Cross and the Health & Safety Institute (HSI) and teaches CPR and First Aid to undergraduates at Cal State East Bay. She worked for many years at Washington Hospital in Fremont, recertifying the staff in BLS (Basic Life Support) and has also taught community classes in Baby and Child CPR at hospitals in San Francisco, Daly City, and Berkeley. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she currently offers classes for parent and neighborhood groups, school teachers, office workers and non-profits. Learn more at

Accident Prevention and First Aid

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We discussed things you can do to prevent and treat health emergencies such as Heat Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, Injuries, and Drowning. With summer here, it’s a good idea to hone your first aid skills, and review some lifesaving measures.

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My guests were Jeff Johnson and Michael Huffman of Fast Response, School of Health Care Education

Jeff Johnson has been working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over three years and teaching for two. He has worked in both the 911 system as a First Responder, as well as Critical Care Transport. He is currently the Program Administrator for the EMT Program, and an American Heart Association Training Center Faculty at Fast Response School of Healthcare. And he works part-time for a private ambulance service.

Michael Huffman is a Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor at Fast Response School of Healthcare, and is also their Basic Life Support (BLS) Administrator. He also works as an EMT at a private Ambulance service in San Leandro. He is almost finished with a Fire Technology program at Los Medanos College.

Jeff and Michael