Instructors


Want to make a difference through education and training?  Making a difference takes showing up and it takes doing!
We showed up and we did it for decades.  Learn from the actual FAST CPR folks, who have taught thousands of classes to the Hawaii population!


Heart stops, blood does not get to the brain, individual dies.  There is no 15 minute grace period on any of that.  If you become an instructor, there is no grace period on the classes either.
Becoming an instructor with Fast CPR is not for everybody.  Simpy because not everybody can do even the simplest thing like showing up to the class they are assigned.  First Rule:  Show up, show up every time, show up on time, otherwise out!
Second Rule:  First rule of showing up applies to everything you do as an instructor candidate or an as an instructor.  How many, wait I am almost theres, be there in 15 minutes, oh stuck in the traffics, paperwork is coming any minute nows, oh I forgot it was todays, still in my sillipahs etc.  before any of this is even delivered and paper work is even done? 
How many phone calls to us will that really take?  We are not a excuse mailbox.  We are humans, that are trying to help other humans.  Sure you have what it takes to get pass the rule # 1?
Rule # 3:  This is all very procedural.  Z won't happen on our end until A, B, C, D and all those letters in the alphabet are done and complete by the instructor.  How much wait time on our end will it take before an instructor actually does what they are suppose to do and submit us the documentation for it?  How can anyone provide support to an instructor and to their students, if the instructor makes you wait days for each letter of the alphabet before it is all complete. Does any of  this "Training the public thing"  have anything to do with individuals personal qualities, their attitude towards others, their work ethic etc. or should anyone be able to grab a manikin and be out there, saying they are providing service to the public?  In the end, who suffers from the dis-service in the Educational Service Industry?  Consumer taking classes realizes, there are various levels of service in the education and training industry.  This is because not everyone in the educational service industry will spend the effort and the resources it takes to provide service to the their fellow mankind.  As a local institution delivering classes to the public, Fast CPR is where it is today because we have been there for people when they needed us.  Not once, not twice, but thousands of times.

The line to become a champion is long.  But the actual line of those who are willing to make the commitment, put in the hard work and effort it takes to become a champion is very short.

INFORMATION PAGE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE AND/OR AHA HEARTSAVER INSTRUCTOR COURSE WITH FAST CPR.


Thank you for your interest in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor Course and/or Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Course with FAST CPR.  Fast CPR is a Hawaii Based, federal government recognized 501(c)3 community organization and also a training center with American Heart Association.  We are committed to providing the Hawaii Public with the highest excellence in education and training industry, based on FAST CPR educators experience gained through teaching in all levels of the us educational system and through our experience accumulated from providing training to Hawaii's largest corporate and government institutions.  We are the front line people pressing those manikins day in day out, clocking in the hours in the classroom, going through the curriculum thousands times over and over with actual humans, teaching the classes and interacting with the local public.  Plus, with FAST CPR, excellent educational materials are not just a add on, just an option or nice to have's.  AHA educational materials are part of every single AHA course we teach.  Not only that, the educational materials actually get to go home with the consumer and won't appear and disappear out of existence before, during and after classes.  So if you intend to become an instructor aligned with Fast CPR, be ready to do the actual work and be ready to spend the actual resources it takes to get the job done.

Instructor Course Details:


Instructor courses are available on ongoing basis, with course start dates daily as posted on the calendar of classes.  First Day of instructor class falls on a weekday, the second day of class is usually on the following Sunday.  If you are interested in becoming an instructor, you may call 548-7711 ext 3.  Instructor course require prepayment on our course sign-up portal.  This is the first sign of wanting to make a commitment to becoming an instructor, rest of the process will take many other commitments of time, effort and also hard work.  Instructor course takes minimal of two days to complete, but in some cases may stretch over several weeks until all the requirements are met by the individual instructor candidate.  First Day of class is simple orientation and attendance in the provider courses where the student gets familiar with the material they will teaching.  The BLS instructor candidates must successfully pass the skills tests and the written exam with the score of 84% or higher.  Provider cards are always issued upon completion of the class.  After the day one is complete, there will be homework and study assignments.  Allocate about 10 hours of study time before day two.  Day two typically starts at 9:00 am on the scheduled date and will cover all the details and processes of functioning as an instructor.  Instructor candidate requires course monitoring within 60 days of finishing the instructor training.  There are annual dues for those that decide to stay an active instructor and follow through with their teaching goals.  First years instructor dues are included in the cost of the training.  The dues for instructors are $100 each year there after, this only applies to those who decide to stay an active instructor.  All instructor candidates are required to purchase the AHA educational materials associated with their instructor course through the Fast CPR Book Depot.  Besides traditional classroom courses, the Instructor candidates are required to complete online versions of the courses they will be teaching using AHA products purchased through Fast CPR class sign up portal.  Fast CPR considers familiarity with the online product and online content as necessary component of the instructor candidate's training, because instructor candidates will be responsible for distribution of these products to their students later on once they become instructors.  Online learning adds to the efficiency of course delivery.  It is a mandatory requirement to include course materials in a course, therefore we are required to hold our instructors accountable for doing so.  

Employment:

 Completing an Instructor Course offered by Fast CPR does not guarantee employment by Fast CPR.   Fast CPR reserves right to require higher credentials, years of teaching experience, customer service background etc. from Fast CPR Educators teaching at Fast CPR Headquarters.  Further more Fast CPR has it's own in house propitiatory systems for training it's front line personnel and customer service crew that is way beyond the scope and time limitations of an instructor course.  Fast CPR name, logo, brands, propitiatory processes, propitiatory systems, in house software and other materials are protected by US and International Copyright Laws and may not be used by anyone without written permission.   All instructors are required to adhere to dress code and other protocols of Fast CPR when they teach classes.  Our happy, easy going, low stress approach is to appeal to students from all walks of life, from all backgrounds and provide best training possible in a friendly environment as we train an army of Hawaii population according to high standards we are required to adhere to and according to Fast CPR's experience gained through teaching thousands of classes to Hawaii public.  Behind the scenes there is absolutely nothing easy or easy going about what we do.  Instructors should always keep in mind they are considered the special forces of the training industry, with commitment, extra push and dedication to get the mission accomplished.  Therefore our expectancy levels from instructors are extremely high.  If you require a hang loose, low output, low effort approach as an instructor in the education and training industry, perhaps we are not a right match.


Educational Materials:


Fast CPR does not receive it's funding from sale of educational materials.
 These materials are offered to Affiliated Instructors and Training sites at prices Fast CPR purchases, ships, processes, inventories the orders from mainland authorized distributors.  All Instructors and Training Sites affiliated with the Fast CPR Training Center are required to distribute the AHA educational product associated with the courses they teach to their students.   To provide accountability, all materials must be purchased through Fast CPR Book Depot using the assigned Instructor or Training Site code.  We can not take peoples word that the materials are being purchased and used.  Course manuals can not be banked or re-used for multiple students.  There must be a required educational product purchased through Fast CPR Book Depot, and distributed for each student trained in a course.  Fast CPR does not align or provide support to loose cannon instructors that manipulate the class price floor in the Hawaii training market, who cut costs through not providing educational materials and other required items to the students they train.  Those intending to teach should take into consideration there are educational material costs (Which get directed to authorized distributors through Fast CPR without profit), equipment costs, timely record filing requirements, facility costs and many other aspects to deal with if you are intending to be an active instructor aligned with Fast CPR training center.

The required AHA educational products for purchase and distribution from Fast CPR Book Depot include:
  • Printed course text books.
  • Electronic course text books.
  • E-Learning courses.
  • Instructor manuals.
  • Course DVDs.
  • Instructor update courses.
  • Any other AHA product that may be required by AHA in the future.
Educational products are available for purchasing and distribution to Affiliated Training Sites and Affiliated Instructors through the entire State of Hawaii through Fast CPR Honolulu Headquarters.  We do keep track.  We also make sure our instructors and training sites are held accountable.

Record Keeping:

Affiliated Training Sites and Affiliated Instructors are responsible for record keeping of each class and student through Fast CPR record management portal.  Fast CPR does not accept paper records, all records must be filed electronically.

Manikin, Equipment and Facility Rentals:


Manikins and equipment may be rented only by Fast CPR Affiliated Training Sites and Instructors.  If you are an instructor affiliated with another institution and if you are calling us to rent a manikin to teach your class, or calling us for a place to teach your class, please ask your affiliation, since they are "also offering" life saving training to public, if they are in Hawaii Training Market, how come they don't even have a single manikin you can rent or even have a actual facility you can teach in.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INSTRUCTOR AFFILIATION WITH FAST CPR

As a local 501(c)3 organization, our goal is to help individuals seeking training.  We are a Hawaii 501(c)3 that is out there to provide training to the general public.  Title of the instructor may sound cool, but the public actually needs those who will do the instructor thing.  Barriers to entry in to the training industry may seem low to some, but actually doing the actual instructor thing is not that easy.  Providing this training requires many resources.  To be able to train individuals, we require instructors.  For this, we don't need bunch of team players on a roster sitting on the bench watching and eating potato chips, but few that will get out and do all this for real with real resources and real commitment.  Strength of a few well trained individuals that actually have the drive to get out there and serve people, day after day, is all it takes to make a difference.  It is not an easy selection.

Question:  What are my choices for becoming an instructor and aligning with Fast CPR as my training center?

Answer:  It basically goes two ways.  Option 1 for Becoming an Instructor:  We sponsor you, pay for your training, pay for your educational materials (This is not a free ride to instructor-ship, we get all that back!), we pay for the educational materials of the people you train at our facilities and pay you for teaching for us.  Although we are good hearted, we are not idiots, so we are not going to spend that sort of time and resources on somebody unless there is some major potential there for an individual to help us out in getting massive amount of training out to the public.  It is not that easy to be sponsored.  Our criteria for who can teach at Fast CPR headquarters is pretty steep, not only from paper on the wall stand point, but also from standpoint of personal qualities it takes to work like we do and do the things we do.  Even if the individual had all the qualifications and qualities required, we may or may not have open positions.  Getting in the door does not mean moving in with the camping supplies and saying "Man finally I got myself a cool teaching job in Paradise."  There is still something called "work" that needs to be done.   Some people's concept of what that "work actually is" may not match reality.  We are in the education and training industry, so some think this type of work is all about telling others, including their boss and who ever they work with, what to do all day long, because they know everything so much better in comparison to everyone else and they even have the papers to prove it.  If our entire life becomes us saying "Please help" month after month, and the other person says "let me make a suggestion" we might say "Stop making us do your work all day long and keep your darn suggestions." Especially if nearly every suggestion is about taking advantage of someone else, we might just get ticked off as we understand how the persons mind works.  If we were kids, this may make us not want to play with these sort of kids in the same sand pit.  We appreciate people.  No matter how much we feel we must keep an individual working for us to help their family survive the Paradise (Our mission is improving Hawaii's Health, Safety and Employment Outlook), if it becomes evident and documented to us they absolutely don't give a fudge brownie about us, our missions, and the public we serve, we would most definitely say "See you later alligator."  We are old fashion people that come from old fashion upbringings.  In our daily personal lives, we do our meditation, love everyone, but we do not enjoy lazy, entitled people, that demand a lot, but won't move an inch to help others.  In our corporate lives, we are in the "helping" business.  To work with us, person would have to understand that fact and would have to have some kind of respect towards that sort of mission, instead of calling us stupid to our face for trying to do what we do.  No matter how qualified the individual, if the person lacks the basic social manners, basic hygiene, basic social protocols, if they do offensive stuff to the consumers we served for two decades, then our patience completely runs out in correcting, training and re-training the particular instructor.  Because some people put what ever the heck they want on their resume, we screen resumes carefully, actually check on references and call the previous employers.  We don't simply say "Man, seems like a very nice person, life must have been hard in Paradise all these years, with all these qualifications on that resume, all they need is someone to finally give them a chance."  We are naive, we have a soft heart and all, but we are not total dummies.  Well okay, at least we learned from experience not to put our full faith and trust in someone, just because they initially seemed nice and everything seemed legit.  Pretty much everyone appreciates it if you approach them with a open heart and kindness, while few just say "Oh goody, time for target practice."  So we will keep our hearts open, continue our good work, while practicing how to block.  Therefore, our hiring decisions are based on availability of positions, and actual facts presented to us during the interview process, upon extensive verification.  If you have background in heath care, education, customer service industries or if you have a previous military background (Regardless of how hardcore or seemingly irrelevant experience), please feel free to submit a resume to us.  Besides all the regular resume stuff, make sure to list your hobbies and interests you have as a human being.  We don't accept resumes online, because that requires for us to install "I am not a robot button" on our pages.  If we wanted people to prove to us they are not a robot, we would just ask them to tell us a joke.  Please send resumes by snail mail to us.  This is not an offer for employment.  All resumes will be carefully screened. 

Option 2 for Becoming an Instructor:  You pay for your own training as an instructor.  You pay for all the educational materials for all your students and yourself and teach outside of our facility.  We have strict criteria as to where people can teach, strict criteria about advertising or using our name, using our propitiatory systems etc.  We enforce the strict requirements of the certification organization on use of their educational materials.  So if you are buying the educational materials and teaching on your own, we make sure all that is tracked like the foot prints of a rabbit on snow, and educational materials are accounted for every individual you teach.  We make sure none of that before, during, after, appearing and disappearing magic tricks, PDF pirate downloads or photo copy kingdoms happen with the educational materials.  We also make sure you buy a big enough wheelbarrel to carry those educational materials you will have to buy in advance to be ready to go every time you teach a class, that way the dog doesn't eat the books.  So in this particular process, you will have to purchase many wheelbarrels.  That will be wheelbarrel 1.  We make sure you buy another wheelbarrel big enough to carry all the equipment you will be required to purchase in order to teach those classes.  That will be wheelbarrel 2.  We make sure you buy one more wheelbarrel to carry all that green you will be spending that will be required for various facility and administrative costs, because we are not going to let people teach under a tree.  If you love teaching under trees, you do not have to affiliate with us.  But we feel, as much as consumer goes through when seeking classes, at least falling coconuts should not be one of their problems in Hawaii.  

If option 2 is what you are interested in, then go to our class registration portal and whip out that credit card, sign up for a instructor course.  You still got to go through the approvals before your candidate application is accepted.  A very substantial chunk of your class fee will go to educational materials.  While you are at the class sign-up page, we encourage you to stock up on additional educational materials as much as you can.  Best is in boxes of 30 each, for each variety.  If it was us, we would buy all the eLearning and all the e-products besides all the paper books.  If you want to buy them in crates, we will talk to the distributor.  No refunds on educational materials, because money for that goes to the authorized distributors, not to us. Going cha-ching with the credit card does not guarantee instructor course completion or passing the requirements, all that hard work still needs to be done by the instructor candidate.

Question:  Can I teach for the Community for free or ridiculously cheap?

Answer:  Many people think, resources to get a program going will appear out of the blue magically when they utter the word "Community."  They think they will be the mighty instructor, offering Free Classes to the public.  Super heroes with inborn super powers only happen in the movies.  In real life, it takes real resources to get anything done in the real world.  Even if you were that independently wealthy super hero that owns the multi billion dollar corporation, and wears a rodent suit at night, you would soon run out resources or simply people would run your corporation to the ground, leaving you with no money left even to buy gas for the Rodent Mobile.  Yes, Green Backs, Moolah, Dough or Cheddar is always required, even with the community classes.  That is why most of those free classes advertised out there are fake, unless somebody has a rich uncle that pays for everything (For a while)  or a grand daddy who can write a big enough grant to cover all the expenses of a community program.  Do you mean rent a non profit community center room for $75 bucks an hour and teach for the community?  Sorry most likely you have to sign a year contract to get that price, just so the community dance class does not snatch your community class room from under you.  Do you mean advertise your class at a non profit community paper for $500 bucks for a tiny add space and teach for the community?  By the way, who is paying for the educational materials?  Is it substitution of one organizations material for the other?   Is it all free, or is it simply non existent educational materials?  Is it one of those ridiculously cheap, no educational materials, kind of classes we keep seeing pop up?   You can have a bunch of people say "Teaching for the Community."  Talk is cheap.  As your local organization, we are the ones' doing the real community work through our sweat.  Let them put in this sort of resources, time and human effort delivering classes to the public.  If you want to teach for the community and for free, help us get a darn big enough grant for it!  With enough money pretty much everything is possible in America, even free classes to the community, as long as one pays the piper or in many cases, pays the entire massive philharmonic orchestra full of pipers it takes the get the job done.  Do people even know what kind of support and coordination it takes to offer even one class to the community?  For those that do, thank you for your support.



Question:  Can I do this on my kitchen table?


Answer:
 
Fast CPR does not affiliate with instructors that use the conventional Kitchen Table teaching approach in Hawaii.  Logistics of kitchen tables are different in Paradise.  If you are living in Hawaii and if you have a kitchen as a separate room that is actually big enough to fit a real kitchen table, that most likely already means you are living in a million dollar property.  On top of that, if you have a real kitchen, plus enough parking to accommodate more than your car, surely your dwelling is worth at least several million dollars.  If your kitchen is in a residential/commercial zone, where you can legally do this without breaking zoning laws, in that case might as well seek a food permit to start a Musubi shop on the side as well.  Anyone with those sort of resources to work on a real kitchen table (that belongs in a real kitchen), should be able to afford to rent space for their classes or at least to be able get a third job in Hawaii to pay for it all.  We hate to burst people's buble, but all this will take a heck a lot more than a manikin and any old flat surface.  

Question:  Can I stuff bunch of manikins in my car and go to people's houses to teach?


Answer:
 Fast CPR does not affiliate with instructors that teach at other peoples residences.  Common sense! By the way, that one dude is not our guy. Also we don't know if he got your cat with him or not.  Although we want to help everybody out, we dream of a time, when our call centers no longer get calls about the strange guy that showed up with a manikin, ate dinner and left (True story) or any other bizarre phenomena that goes on.  Although these issues may sound funny as heck when you first hear them, all this totally undermines thousands of hours of work we have put in teaching classes and running real facilities.    Hopefully those people with the manikin head sticking out of the the trunk all day long, don't carry one of those old fashion full body manikins and hopefully not next to the BBQ sauce in the trunk.  Those are very freaky looking, and would look very bad if the person got pulled over by a cop for a routine stop.   Plus, would you really want some strange guy showing up to your place middle of the night, on top of that, with a freaky looking rubber manikin?  We haven't even mentioned some of the unsavory stuff that goes on, because we can't even have a sense of humor about any of that.  
As a local organization that spends major resources and labor on public awareness, we are on a quest to make public aware of difference between the dude wearing a polo, carrying a manikin (or a pillow, or a potato sack) and the real channels of training.  Mahalo for your support.

Question:
 Can I do classes for my employer and train other employees at my workplace?  


Answer:
 Sure, that's totally legit if your employer has the actual facilities.  This will require equipment, scheduling and many administrative steps to set up.  It is all possible if your employer is willing to commit the resources to set up and maintain such a program.  But keep in mind piracy is a big issue in the training and education industry.  Your employer probably would want to save money, by having instructors on site.  If an employer sets up a program like that, they are probably considering all those super duper cost savings they are going to get.  In our industry, there is the actual cost of training, there is a little cheaper cost of training for a little while, and there is the plain copyright crime to make it cheaper.  We have seen plenty price floor manipulation of the local market with that sort of thing.  So we don't tolerate none of that funny business about scanning, uploading PDF educational materials to the company network, sharing it all with the employees (plus the entire planet) or squeezing the penny on educational materials through the company photo copy machine.  However, you can always borrow one of our wheelbarrels we use when we order educational materials with real green from the authorized distributors and use the real stuff in your classes when you pay for the educational materials too.   As your employer adjusts their budget for the real costs of training such as educational materials, paying the instructor and administrative costs;  We recommend buying your own company wheelbarrel (aka, wheelbarrow) to carry those big boxes UPS guy brings, that are full of educational materials.  If your company considers that too much of a burden to carry for having instructors on site, and does not even want to hire a professional training organization like us that would invoice them the educational materials every time we come and teach, then the next option would be to look under the every table to see who is doing what kind of training under those tables in Hawaii at ridiculously cheap prices, without all the mentioned resources.   However, if your company is serious about having their employees teach at their location, please provide us the direct contact of the accounting and finance department so we can set up the necessary steps for purchasing educational materials, ways for us to monitor use during courses and how we can can get your company the best darn trained instructor.  We do not take instructors word that the educational materials are being used, we look at hard numbers and deal only with the person in charge of purchasing.  Once this is all set up correctly, there will also be an inventory management system that has asset loss prevention component, so the educational materials actually do end up in the hands of the class participants and not on the Craigslist.

Question:  I am way over qualified to become an instructor.  I just want to babysit people (exact words), while I am hanging out in Hawaii as I wait for a response to my super medical resume.   I know you can't say no because I am, that I am, the mighty force of nature in the Healthcare field.  Bow down now and give me a timer. Can I become an instructor with you? When?

Answer:  This was an actual question somebody asked us, pretty much in that exact format!  Our response was "No, But thank you for taking time to call us."  As a local 501(c)3, trying to help general public have training options, we don't accept demi-gods who have just stepped down from Olympus. We definitely don't give them a stop watch to trip out on either.  In our thirty years of involvement with education and training industry, we wish we had a penny for every demi-god we have seen with an opposable thumb and a timer, that is on a mission to rain lightning bolts on public, demanding respect for their all knowing-ness.  These are the same folks that floor the gas paddle at the stop light to show you the size of their engine.  Just because they have a big car, does not make them an instructor that is able to deal with the needs of the students in a classroom.  It takes qualified humans with human qualities to teach classes, not demi-gods.  The paradise is full of people with super qualifications, arriving from all parts of the world daily, in many cases working minimum wage jobs until the call on that super resume, while living on the some day isle.  Having the purpose and mission to help their fellow men on these islands will get people further on the island chain.  What we do for the public is very important, therefore we don't consider ourselves a waiting station for highly qualified professionals.  Substantial commitment and work will be required from instructors.  Ours is not a menial job.

Question:  I recently got out of military service.  I am trying to develop civilian world work experience, which currently I have none.  What are my chances of you sponsoring me as an instructor with you and for me to work over there teaching classes, or work on corporate ops?

Answer:  Thank you for your service.  There may be potential or possibilities there.  Please send us a resume.  Even if you are young entering the civilian workforce, you are way ahead of the game.  Don't knock it.  Alexander the Great conquered the known world by the time he was 25.  Your military experience is a big asset regardless of your age.   Even if the job you had in the military has no equivalent in the civilian world, what you did in your military career is very important in our particular organization.  For example:  If you got up at 5am to do PT in the military, that means most likely you will show up and do what needs to be done.  If you navigated your way in the woods, on water or under water with that tiny compass even in the dark, you can most likely work without supervision no problem.  You probably know what it is like to be a team player and how to pull your own weight of the boat, instead of having your buddies carry it for you.  If you learned military protocols involving things like how to do a parachute landing fall and walked away from a landing after a jump, that means you know how to follow instructions like your life depended on it and won't go decide to do "A" when told to do "B" on the Standard Operating Procedures.   If a civilian employer puts you in a supervisory position where people depended on you like the Jump Master at the door of the plane, management can pretty much feel safe you will be at the door making sure the operation takes place when the pilots give the green light, troops are on their way, all the canopies are secure and all the static lines are pulled back in to the plane.  You know how to wear your uniform properly and proudly, it won't be an issue showing up to work in the right work attire etc.  We know for sure you won't feel your slipper rights are being alienated when asked to wear dress shoes to work instead of showing up with Da Rubbah Slippahs and Eh whenevah.  We are sure you probably won't say, "Hey what are you thinking man, all this is my job or something?  I am going out for a snack."  Those sort of qualities are a desired commodity that is sometimes in short supply in the civilian work environment.  We like people who have those sort of qualities to begin with, without us trying to teach it to them or remind them every day.  If an individual presents those sorts of qualities to us from the start, we feel much more confident about sinking the resources, training and effort necessary to put that person as an instructor in front of the public, in comparison to some smarty pants that is un-trainable because he/she thinks they know everything, demands a kings ransom for their presence because they worked a related field, but that is too good to show up or may quit if the wind blew the wrong way.  We appreciate what kind of personal effort and sacrifice it took for you to serve.  Thank you for what you have done for us already.  Ours is service of different kind, that might fit like a kevlar knuckle glove.   We would like to hear from you.  Receiving a resume does not guarantee employment, all resumes will be carefully screened.  Mahalo.

Question:
 Do you guys have Fitness Requirements at Fast CPR like the Military Does?

Answer:  Currently there are no fitness requirements, simply because that may upset somebody, somewhere if we made it a requirement.  Although everyone here would be so totally in to it.  At this point, all that is optional and matter of choice.  We encourage our instructors to be physically fit and to eat right.  Some are fit-er, some are more eat right-er in comparison to others.  But, since practically everyone that works here comes from high speed, low drag, high action backgrounds, we pretty much all do it because old habits die hard.  Those die hard good habits are likely to help with one's health and well being anyway.  Our organization is about promoting improved health, safety and employment outlook in Hawaii, so it makes sense to kind a look the healthy part, at least a little (But without offending individual rights to eat cheese fries, or individual right to have gravy in the arteries if somebody wants it that way).  In 1950's commercials used to say "best cigarettes, smoked by your medical professional." Now everyone knows exercise and diet have something to do with good health.  It is all fun, it is all out of choice.  We all know other "cool kine stuff" besides CPR stuff, where efficiency and effectiveness is imperative.  Plus we all looked at plenty of those phone book size text books.  For us any down time is time for sharing knowledge or for getting in a little training if we want to.  If the rules of the land were different, and if it was up to us, we would all do morning calisthenics as part of the job like they do in Japan and everybody would get their frustrations out from their boss with a Kendo Stick at the Company Dojo at the end of the work day.   But it is not Japan here.  So even that sort of thing is not a requirement.  Hey hide the training log you guys, act and feel like your age!


***Use of AHA Educational Materials in a course does not mean sponsorship by AHA.  Only funds received by AHA are from the Educational Materials.
***Fast CPR does not print, sell or distribute it's own educational materials and has no interest in that.  Heck we don't even make money on the educational materials, but we care if public gets them or not.  Awesome educational materials are awesome.  Pure educational awesomeness has many awesome components.  Fast CPR makes a difference by teaching awesome classes, that makes a positive change in Hawaii's Health, Safety and Employment Outlook, all while using awesome educational materials to teach those classes.   Thank you Hawaii's awesome people and Mahalo for sending us all your friends.

Now stop reading about it on the internet and sign up, because action is the only thing that gets things done in life.