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Wednesday
Jul312013

ECSI eNews-July 2013: Monthly Special 

(Monthly Special from ECSI eNews: July 2013)

Prepare Pet Owners to Keep Their Furry Friends Safe
This Summer

For the month of August:

Save 10% on Pet Emergency Resources from ECSI!*

Pet First Aid and Disaster Response Guide
List Price: $19.95  |  Now: $12.57
Learn more.

Pet Emergency Pocket Guide, Second Edition
List Price: $14.95  |  Now: $10.80
Learn more.

 

Call 1-800-716-7264 now or email our customer service team to place your order.

*Please refer to coupon code PER13 when placing your order. 10% savings in addition to ECSI Education Center pricing. Not applicable on prior purchases. Monthly Specials are limited to U.S. and Canadian orders. Offer expires 8/30/13.

Thursday
Jun272013

Making a Difference

(Article from ECSI eNews: June 2013)

ECSI is pleased to announce the first article in a new series for our eNews feature article – “Making a Difference.” These articles will spotlight ECSI instructors and Education Centers who demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to emergency care training and provide a shining example of dedication and leadership in their community.

Firefighter Michael O. McLeieer, President – E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc.

This month, ECSI had the chance to speak with Michael McLeieer, a longtime ECSI instructor (President of E.S.C.A.P.E., Inc.), fire fighter,  Adjunct Instructor for the National Fire Academy, and Training Coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. McLeieer is also the recent recipient of the 2012 Liberty Mutual National Firemark Award for Community Service and Public Education. This annual award is presented by Liberty Mutual to one fire fighter for their “selfless spirit” and commitment to serving their local community. McLeieer was chosen from a pool of more than 150 fire fighter nominees by a committee of numerous fire safety organizations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Please tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current role in the public safety/emergency care world.

I have been a firefighter for the past 18 years and serve as the Director of Public Education for the Merrimac (MA) Fire Department. I am also the founder and president of the non-profit charity E.S.C.A.P.E., an ECSI Education Center.

How long have you been affiliated with the Emergency Care & Safety Institute? What made you choose ECSI for your emergency care training resources?

E.S.C.A.P.E. has been an ECSI Education Center since 2005, and I have been an Instructor Trainer since 2005 as well. I chose ECSI due to its extensive instructional product line which was, and still is, cost-effective and easy to deliver. ECSI provides a great level of communication with its Education Centers, and is responsive to our clients’ needs. ECSI is recognized as the training leader in the Great Lakes and New England area, where we have offices and conduct our trainings, as well as a leader throughout the world.

Your ECSI Education Center, E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire & Safety Services, was recently awarded a new FEMA grant for its community outreach program. Can you please tell us more about this program and what your goals are with this initiative? 

E.S.C.A.P.E. was awarded a fiscal year 2012 FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant in May 2013. We will use this grant to expand our community educational outreach related to fire safety, CPR, and first aid. Over the past five years, we have tracked a 50% increase in fire-related deaths, especially in apartment dwellings.  The FEMA grant will allow us to expand our television and radio media partnerships to develop and deliver public service announcements and safety plans to help the community avoid these types of tragedies. The grant will also help us to partner with local schools to deliver appropriate educational messaging on fire and injury prevention.

What advice would you give to existing ECSI Education Centers and Instructors on how to be the most effective in providing emergency care training in your community? 

I would suggest getting involved in your local community. Become a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, or join a service organization like the Lions Club or the Rotary Club. Network with local business professionals. Create a partnership with the local television, radio, and print media. Build your brand based on ethics, honesty, and trust. Give clients a reason to continue to patronize your Education Center. Build your Education Center slowly, but with forward momentum. Your investment in networking and quality customer service will give you the edge over your competition.

How do you feel ECSI has aided in the work you do?

ECSI and E.S.C.A.P.E. have the same values. Together we provide a quality product through online or in-class training and education. ECSI provides E.S.C.A.P.E. and other Education Centers with the tools to be community leaders. No matter the training need, ECSI has a program designed to focus on injury prevention and effective mitigation during an emergency situation.

 

Thursday
Jun272013

ECSI eNews-June 2013: Monthly Special

(Monthly Special from ECSI eNews: June 2013)

Prepare Coaches and Trainers to Respond to Injured Athletes

For the month of July:

Save 10% on Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention!*

Whether on the court, on the field, at the pool, or in the gym, coaches and trainers must be prepared to handle the common injuries and illnesses they will likely encounter while coaching their sport. Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention teaches coaches and trainers how to administer basic first aid to sick and injured athletes as well as well ways to prevent illnesses and injuries from occurring. Learn more.

Call 1-800-716-7264 now or email our customer service team to place your order.

*Please refer to coupon code SFA13 when placing your order. 10% savings in addition to ECSI Education Center pricing. Not applicable on prior purchases. Monthly Specials are limited to U.S. and Canadian orders. Offer expires 7/31/13.

Thursday
May302013

Boy Scouts of America Recognize ECSI as an Approved CPR/AED and First Aid Training Provider

The ECSI team is thrilled to announce our national training agreement with the Boy Scouts of America. ECSI is now recognized by the Boy Scouts of America as an approved CPR/AED and First Aid training provider.

Visit the Boy Scouts of America website to read about our new partnership or visit the ECSI/BSA website to learn more.

The ECSI team had the chance to meet with Boy Scout troop, district, and council leaders when we exhibited at the 2013 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX on May 22-24, 2013. We would like to thank Richard Bourlon, Beverly Singel, and Kelly Price of the Boy Scouts of America Health and Safety team for all their support!

From Left to Right: Kelly Price, Beverly Singel, and Richard Bourlon of the Boy Scouts of America Health and Safety Team, Denise Howard and Jessica Carmichael of ECSI.

ECSI at the 2013 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX

ECSI at the 2013 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX

Thursday
May302013

National CPR and AED Awareness Week 

The sixth annual National CPR and AED Awareness Week will run from June 1-7, 2013. All Education Centers are encouraged to generate public awareness for this important initiative. 

A new promotional flyer was recently added to the ECSI website to help you promote your CPR and AED training offerings in conjunction with National CPR and AED Awareness Week!

Log into the Members Center of the ECSI website and click on “Marketing Tools” to download and customize the flyer for free.