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NSC First Aid Hero Stories

  • We love to hear how NSC first aid training impacts people's lives.

    Below are stories of individuals who responded to someone in need. If you have a story to share, please click the link to the right to submit your experience.

    Having the Skills to Save a Life is an Amazing Thing

    My company provided NSC First Aid, CPR & AED training for me in August 2016.

    I had the opportunity to utilize that first aid training recently, though it was not on a co-worker, it was for a family member and may truly have been the difference between life and death.

    My husband and I were visiting his family over the July 4 weekend. We were eating breakfast on Sunday, when my mother-in-law choked on a piece of sausage. My father-in-law immediately started the Heimlich maneuver, but was unsuccessful in clearing her airway, so I took over. I successfully dislodged the sausage and she was able to get air.

    Seeing the look of terror on my husband’s face, and hearing him say “Can you do something?” is not a situation I look forward to being faced with again, but having the skills to step in and assist when needed was a wonderful thing. They live in a remote area, so it would have been some time until help could arrive. Being armed with the skills to save a life is an amazing thing.

    While terrifying, this could have turned out very differently. In our case, once it was cleared, she needed a few minutes to regain her composure and we went on about our day celebrating.

    Aime Hartland
    PSA Insurance & Financial Services

    Quick Actions, Effective Training Make a Difference

    Mike Howard

    On May 26, 2017, an employee at Phillips-Medisize was eating lunch when some food became lodged in her throat. Realizing that she was choking, the individual tried to drink some water but it didn't dislodge the food. One of the individual’s coworkers, Mike Howard, was near the breakroom and heard someone choking. Mike rushed to the breakroom and was able to perform the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food.


    Phillips-Medisize offers NSC First-Aid training to our employees and if it wasn't for Mike's quick actions and NSC First Aid training, his fellow coworker may not be here today.

    Josh Hodd
    Safety, Health and Environmental Intern
    Phillips Medisize

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