My name is Brad Tillotson. I am a retired firefighter with 37 years of experience, 25 as a firefighter/paramedic. I have worked with Salt Lake County Fire, Unified Fire Authority, South Davis FireDistrict, and South Davis Metro Fire Agency. I am a family man and love to travel.
I love teaching CPR because I know it can be such a valuable, successful life-saving skill. That initial help when someone collapses in cardiac arrest is so critical. If CPR is started within the first 4 minutes of collapse survival rates can be as high as 50-60%, but if started at 10 minutes, survival rates are as low as1-3%.
I am saddened that so many people could have been saved if someone had just known how to successfully intervene. I have taught CPR to Boy Scouts for years and am happy to report that one saved a younger sibling in a drowning accident successfully.
When I teach, I encourage a lot of hands-on practice. I require at least 4 times doing CPR so that the student is unafraid to get involved when needed. I like to use a 2:1 or 3:1 student to mannequin ratio. I love the interaction of small groups and teach in remote locations frequently from Ogden to Santaquin, all along the Wasatch Front. I have been surprised at how many different types of businesses have requested my services, from doctor and dental offices to many industrial facilities including mining, tire repair, manufacturing, construction, retail, wholesale and electrical. I encourage the team concept, emphasizing that there should be no more than 10 seconds of hands-off time. None of the advanced medical procedures are effective if CPR has not been done properly. I am constantly hearing stories where CPR has been performed for 20-45 minutes with very successful outcomes and no brain injury. I teach BLS CPR for healthcare professionals, MDs, RN’s, PAs, NP’s, CRNA’s, Resp Therapists, MAs, CNA’s & EMTs. I also teach CPR/AED to both infant and child for the layperson and CPR/1 st Aid. Because my paramedic training taught me to recognize, stabilize and transport critical cardiac emergencies, I became an ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) instructor and have taught MDs, PA’s, RN’s, CRNA’s & NPS.
I would love to help you and your business cheat death from cardiac arrest by learning CPR. You can
make a difference.