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About Emily Garcia

Hi, I’m Emily Garcia and I began my career in public safety right out of high school. Coming from a law enforcement family, working for a police department was a natural fit. In my career of more than 20 years, I worked my way through the ranks from Public Safety 9-1-1 Operator up to Training Administrator. I am a Peace Officer Standards and Training General Instructor and have trained employees of over 30 public safety agencies around the United States, including the New York Police Department and Boston EMS. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s of Science in Administration of Justice Studies. I also have experience working in the field as an EMT and have been teaching CPR, First Aid, and Personal Safety for over 13 years.

Things to Consider When Hiring a CPR Instructor

By |September 20th, 2019|

  When Considering a CPR Class We understand that when it comes to getting CPR certified, there are many options available to you. In many cases, the local fire department or hospital offers CPR and First Aid courses. Did you [...]

#10yearchallenge

By |January 20th, 2019|

I love scrolling through Facebook and Instagram and seeing all of the #10yearchallenge posts! My #10yearchallenge has me reflecting on the past 10 years of teaching CPR, how I started my business, lessons learned along the way, and where to go from here. […]

Preventing Fire at Home, Part 1

By |September 29th, 2017|

National Fire Prevention Week Autumn ushers in amazing, colorful foliage, crazy corn mazes, and pumpkin patch fun. Fall also opens the door to our major holiday seasons of the year when we find ourselves celebrating with cherished family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when we face a greater risk of fires in our homes. Therefore, it’s no coincidence, that National Fire Prevention Week falls on the second week of October. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most house fires occur each year during the long holiday season, making it the most dangerous time of the year.  […]

Fall Prevention Part 2: Keeping Yourself and Older Adults Safe

By |September 18th, 2017|

From tiny tots to tenacious grandmas, preventing falls is an important part of healthy aging. So I’ve dedicated two posts to the subject. In the first, I identified risk factors and prevention measures for children, and in this second, I’ll identify risk factors and prevention measure for older adults and those with mobility issues.  […]

Fall Prevention Part 1: Keeping Your Kids Safe

By |August 30th, 2017|

From tiny tots to tenacious grandmas, preventing falls is an important part of healthy aging. So I’m going dedicate two posts to the subject. In this, the first post, I’ll identify risk factors and prevention measures for children; and in the second, I’ll identify risk factors and prevention measures for older adults and those with mobility issues.  […]

6 Back to School Safety Tips for Every Parent

By |August 15th, 2017|

  Back to School Back-to-school season comes with mixed emotions. This means your children’s schedule-free, relaxing summer days have come to a close, but school doors are open bringing much anticipation and excitement for a new school year. It also ushers in a little anxiety for us as parents—even for the most experienced. The what-ifs that plague us when we aren’t there for an immediate assist to help our kiddos when they need it. Giving them a quick dust off, clothing adjustment, hug and wink of reassurance, before sending them back on the road of life. Let’s face it, we all worry!  […]

5 Tips for Experiencing the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Safely

By |July 31st, 2017|

  The Total Solar Eclipse On August 21, America is going to have first-row seats to the only solar eclipse most of us will see in our lifetime. The path of totality—the area in which viewers will see a total eclipse with the moon completely blocking the sun—will cross Missouri starting around Kansas City and ending near the boot heel. The path is a little over 300 miles long, and the expected number of visitors is 1.2 million. Missouri is going to be pretty crowded along those 300 miles. If everyone spread out evenly over those 300 miles, that’s still 4,000 visitors per mile. That doesn’t include that people who already live in the area.     An increase in population density of this magnitude means several things:   Emergency response times will be lengthy in the event of an emergency. The possibility for an increase in traffic accidents is real. The number of people on the road will lengthen drive times. So how do you safely enjoy the solar eclipse and all of the great events that have been planned in your area?  […]

3 Tips to Keep Your Team Safe At Work

By |July 14th, 2017|

Staying Safe at Work You’ve all taken the mandatory class. You each passed the test at the end. What else do you possibly need to know about work safety? You might be surprised. Sure, you learned that the best way to protect your eyes is to wear safety glasses. It’s hysterically obvious to you that it’s a bad idea to use the forklift and a chain for removing stumps on your break time for kicks. And you know from experience when your coworker decides he doesn’t need to follow standard safety protocol and asks you to, “Hold my soda,” that you should definitely not hold his soda but instead try to talk him out of whatever crazy idea he just came up with. You get it. You’re a common sense kind of person. But common sense doesn’t cover everything, especially in high-pressure situations. So here are three tips to keep you safe at work.  […]

9 Road Trip Tips to Keep You Safe on Vacation

By |June 30th, 2017|

  Time for a Road Trip Road trip time! Whether cruising across country, heading to sandy shores for needed beach time or the cool, clear mountains for some hiking, the open road is calling you. And you’re not alone. Three-quarters of Americans plan to take a road trip in 2017. If you plan to be among the road-trippers, start your trip with some careful prevention and planning. While I can’t rescue you from any “Are we there yet?” requests, I do have a few tips to save you stress, time, and money later on down the road.  […]

3 Tips Safety Tips to Remember When Camping or Hiking in the Woods

By |June 16th, 2017|

Enjoying the Outdoors Do you enjoy the outdoors? My kids and I love being outside. We especially enjoy our hikes because it gives us a chance to explore and learn while we move around. If you live in a rural area as we do, then you have plenty of wildlife and plant life to admire anytime you’d like. Camping gives you the perfect chance to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you plan to camp out or go on a hike, these tips are for you.  […]

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