About Emily Lewis

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.

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.  […]

Safety Tips to Keep you Safe in the Heat This Summer

By |May 26th, 2017|

Summer Heat Safety Tips There’s no denying it, summer is an amazing time of year. The earth is in full bloom. The great outdoors calls to us, promising adventure and memories. As we head out to enjoy all that summer sunshine, let’s cover some of the heat hazards that can come into play during our outdoor fun. Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Hot Facts Both heat exhaustion and heat stroke can be life-threatening. The more you are aware of the risks, symptoms, and prevention methods, the better the chance that you can avoid any life-threatening heat issues. Sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 350 people die each year due to the effects of heat. At what temperature should you become more diligent about guarding against heat stroke?  […]

Tips to Keep You Safe at The Pool This Summer

By |May 11th, 2017|

Summertime Swimming Fun Are you ready for summertime fun? My family certainly loves the warm months when we can swim and play outside without bundling up. Before you go to the pool this year, put water safety at the top of your list. Before you find yourself poolside, lakeside, or beachside, there are a few safety strategies you can easily follow to keep yourself and your family safe. Swimming is an excellent way to keep our kids active and outside. But on these fun-filled days on the water, the danger of drowning is ever present.  […]

My Personal Journey and My Health Challenge to You

By |April 27th, 2017|

  Choosing Health Throughout my life, I’ve struggled with being overweight. A never-ending cycle of yo-yo diets and ever-changing weight. I wasn’t focused on what my body really needed because I didn’t understand what my body needed. In between the episodes of yo-yo dieting, I often found myself sitting in line waiting to pick up dinner from a fast food restaurant. After my divorce, fast food was much more common in my life. I was a busy single mom; I didn’t have time for home cooked meals. Underneath the busy, there was something else holding me back as well. My self-esteem had faltered, and I didn’t think I was worthy of being healthy nor did I think I was strong enough to make the long-term commitment needed to change me life. But I wanted to be a role model for my kids. Does any of this sound familiar? Do you have a story that sounds similar?  […]

5 Tips for Preventing a Health Crisis, Injury, or Accident

By |April 13th, 2017|

Preventing Injury Did you know accidents in the home rank as the leading location for deaths among children and older adults? Life is unpredictable, and providing competent, life-saving emergency care in those unpredictable moments is the best reason to know CPR and to make sure you’re current on your first aid skills and knowledge. Preventing accidents isn’t always possible, but preventing some injuries is within reach. While life is unpredictable, you can prevent or reduce the risk of many injuries, health crises, and accidents with the right tools and knowledge. And prevention is always better for everyone than living through a crisis. What are a few key tips for preventing crisis?  […]

Where to Go to Get Your CPR Recertification Locally

By |March 23rd, 2017|

It’s Time to Recert Did you receive your CPR certification about two years ago? If so, then it’s time to recert. CPR and First Aid certifications are only good for two years. But don’t worry, we have recert events often. Take a look at our Facebook events schedule to see if there is a time and date that will work for you.  […]

Our Home and Our Community: We Adopted a Piece of Sullivan, MO

By |March 14th, 2017|

Sullivan, MO — Home to Show Me CPR & Personal Safety Did you know Show Me CPR & Personal Safety is located in Sullivan, Missouri? We're outside of town just off of 185 where we are surrounded by the beautiful hills, [...]

A First Aid Guide Every Parent and Child Caregiver Should Read

By |February 23rd, 2017|

Parent Guide to Safety As parent or caregiver to a child or children, you fill a very important role. You're helping to shape the next generation every single day. And while your job may not feel very rewarding when you're [...]

10 Things to Do in Car Accident That Might Help Save Someone’s Life

By |February 9th, 2017|

Car Accidents Imagine that you’re driving along a rural road and you notice the driver in the car in front of you begins to drive erratically. Suddenly, you watch helplessly as the car goes off the road and into the ditch. Do you know what to do next? This scenario happens all too often. Whether you saw the accident happen or you happen to be the first person on the scene, you will find yourself in a similar situation when you least expect. I recommend getting first-aid and CPR certified so that you are prepared for any situation. But, there are ways you can prepare right now. Here are 10 things that you should remember in case you are among the first on the scene of an accident.  […]

Emergency Preparedness: Building an Emergency Kit and 7 Things That Should Be in It

By |February 1st, 2017|

Be Prepared Emergencies happen. Are you prepared for them? From natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, to personal emergencies as in an injury on a camping trip—things don’t always go as planned. Emergencies may be inevitable, but you and your family’s personal safety when dealing with an emergency is manageable with the right tools and approach.. While you may not be able to put an end to an emergency when it happens, you can prepare now to save a ton of stress and panic in the long run. Start building your own emergency kit so you’re prepared for the unexpected. Here’s 7 things you should have on hand in case of an emergency.  […]

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