Thursday, December 27, 2012

Detecting a Stroke - Is there now a 4th method?

You may or may not have seen on Facebook, read in email or any number of other methods that there is now a "fourth" method to detect a stroke. We are here to set the story straight....

The full explanation is here:

But for those of you who want to skip reading everything, the simple answer is

* The average person is better to stick to the original 3 methods of determining a stroke which are:
1. Smile
2. Raise both arms
3. Speak a simple sentence.

And the most important thing in the event that you believe someone is having a stroke, GET MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY!

Hopefully this will set the story straight on the signs to determine a stroke. We will continue to keep you informed. If you would like updates from us, Friend us on Facebook or follow us on twitter so you can get information like this without checking back regularly.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone! May your day be shared with everyone close to you.

- Horizon Safety Training

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays to everyone!

We hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. We appreciate the opportunity to meet so many of you over the years. Thank you and have safe and happy holidays from everyone at Horizon Safety Training!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nearing the end of 2012

As we come into the holiday season it's also the time we finish out our year.  Now is a great time to say thanks to everyone for another great year in business.  We are going into our 6th year in the valley and in that time have opened up new locations to better serve our customers and worked with some terrific people and companies.  As we go into 2013 you can expect to see even better things from us as we look to further enhance our customer experience and continue to bring the best Safety Training available to you.

We will keep you informed of all of the improvements and enhancements here on our blog and also on our facebook and twitter accounts. (just a sneek us on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted first of upcoming specials AND the opportunity for prizes and discounts on future training classes!)

But just in case you haven't noticed, we have two more specials before the year is over.  CPR for $30 and First Aid for $25 at our Tempe location on Dec 22nd and CPR for $30 at our Phoenix location on Dec 29.  You can check out the details here:

We hope to see you in one of our classes soon and feedback is ALWAYS appreciated and can be sent to .

Happy and Safe holidays to everyone!

- Horizon Safety Training Staff

Monday, December 3, 2012

Is 3 hours on a Saturday worth it?

Often times we hear people talk about "CPR training" this or "First Aid Training" that. It's generally in the context of "I had to for my job" or "I got it because someone at home might need it". But the rest of us generally sit back thinking "do I really need to spend money to spend 3 hours in a CPR class on a Saturday morning?".

Honestly? It's a really good question. One that seldom gets the attention it deserves. Growing up, depending on what we do, we take these classes as requirements for different things. Maybe boy scouts or girl scouts, school, summer camp, job as a life guard or whatever the reason may be. Then we aren't required to take it and forget the importance it has to those around us. Sometimes we are the only person standing between someone living or dying, and it's generally not at the moment we expected.

The next time you ask yourself if it's worth the time, follow it up with this question. If you were having a heart attack, or needed first aid...would you want that person close to you to know what they were doing until help arrived?

Here is an example: