getting training myself and learning about how often it can be used in so many situations really showed me just how important these classes are to the overall safety of our community.
Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2008
Paul B. Harding, Managing Partner of the Albany, NY-based personal injury law firm Martin, Harding & Mazzotti ] donated $5,000 in CPR equipment to Melissa Elwell. Elwell is a lawyer, professor, EMT and is the Assistant Medical Examiner in Vermont who is affiliated with Vermont's Rescue Squad.
Paul Harding's $5,000 donation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and teaching materials includes a computer, projector and a family of mannequins and face masks. These materials are critical to teach groups and individuals CPR at a reduced cost.
As an instructor for the last 11 years, Elwell has taught CPR to over 4,000 people including firefighters, police officers, clubs, The Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Vermont State Fire School Summer Program.
According to the American Heart Association, about 75 to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home and effective CPR can double or triple survival rates and makes a tremendous difference between life and death. Those statistics motivate Elwell to keep training costs down for participants in order to bring this critical, life-saving training to as many participants as she can. Harding's donation helps to make this possible.
"It's of tremendous importance to me and my firm to give back to the community where and whenever possible. Supporting safety and training programs allows us to bring life-saving initiatives to larger populations, helping more people than we could on our own."
Harding and Elwell have been friends since attending law school together. Paul realized the importance of CPR while learning it first-hand when attending a class at the Bennington Rescue Squad on June 17th.
Harding continues, "getting training myself and learning about how often it can be used in so many situations really showed me just how important these classes are to the overall safety of our community."
For additional information on Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP, please contact Paul B. Harding at 1-800-529-1010 or visit them on the web at http://www.1800LAW1010.com.
About Martin, Harding and Mazzotti, LLP:
Founded in 1994, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti serves clients throughout Upstate New York and has recently opened a new office in Manchester, VT overseen by attorney David Pollock. The firm funds extensive community outreach and support initiatives and has extensive plans to do so into the future. Please contact them for details.