MEDIA & RESOURCES
LISTEN TO THE PODCASTS
Black & Blue-Tim Freund
This interview was amazing!! Another aspect of Law Enforcement and 1st Responders is a Tactical Medic. Tim Freund is an expert and he explains how he became a SWAT Medic. He loves the thrill of saving lives and the adrenaline of being a helicopter flight paramedic. January 24th, 2023 Host: Clee Tilman
2 Cops 1 Donut #094-Brandon Griffith
In this episode, I speak with Deputy Brandon Griffith from Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit. Brandon is a Pinal County police officer that suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, causing him to die for about 16 minutes. He was saved through the work of his wife (perfusionist), fellow police officer, and FD/EMS. Brandon tells his story and…
Black & Blue-Brandon Griffith
This interview was amazing!! Brandon Griffith shares his truth with Clee Tilman of surviving a cardiac arrest, fighting to keep the job he loved and worked hard for, working through a wide variety of emotions that led to anger, all while maintaining a cohesive family. Brandon explains how Law Enforcement Officers can save lives with…
Enduring the Badge-“Earn Each Day”-Brandon Griffith
First responder Jerry Lund invites Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit Founder & CEO Brandon Griffith on the this episode of “Enduring the Badge”. These 2 first responders discuss Brandon’s story of survival, near death experiences, police resuscitation, and more. January 3rd, 2023
Sometimes Heroes Need Help Podcast- Host: John Kelly
Im thankful for the opportunity to sit down with Brandon Griffith, cardiac arrest survivor only by the grace of God, the quick actions of his wife Melissa and some first responders who didn’t hesitate to get to work. His story and resulting mission really put things into perspective for me. Live a life of gratitude…
Roll With The Punches- Host: Tiffanee Cook Episode 410 I Died at Home Reading a Book Brandon Griffith
As a police officer Brandon Griffith walked into some pretty dangerous situations. Facing potential injury or death in many cases was the norm, however to have died at home whilst reading a book certainly came from left of field (as you might expect). For 17 minutes Brandon left our world of the living after a…
What’s A Hero Podcast- Host: Ken Frownfelter Episode 054 with Brandon Griffith
Episode 054 of the What’s a Hero Podcast introduces us to Brandon Griffith of Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit. Brandon’s life, and his death, helped him realize his need to earn everyday by giving back and sharing his life to help prepare others to prevent the worst-case scenario. By sharing his story and realizing what it…
Thin Brewed Line Podcast- Melissa’s Heart Stopper
He drops dead on the floor from a cardiac arrest. His wife Melissa performs CPR with the help of a responding police officer and they work together to save his life. Now there is a non profit program built by them to save more lives. We were lucky enough to bring along a charity coffee…
Blue Lives Radio- Randy Sutton “The Voice of American Law Enforcement” Co-Hosted with Brandon Griffith
Officer Dies, Comes Back to Life and Creates Lifesaving Program Officer Brandon Griffith dropped dead in his home, the victim of sudden cardiac arrest. His wife, a medical professional, immediately began CPR until police and paramedics arrived and resuscitated him 16 minutes later. He is now the founder/owner of Griffith Blue Heart, which prepares, trains…
Fight The Burnout Podcast-Interview With Brandon Griffith
In this episode Chris interviews Brandon about his experience with having a cardiac arrest at home, being clinically dead for 16 minutes and how he had to fight to get back to active duty. He tells us about the struggles and how he prevents himself from burning out through the process of recovery and battling…
Thin Brewed Line Podcast-Griffith Blue Heart
This episode is about an epidemic that’s been around for awhile and is not going anywhere soon. Cardiac Arrest! We chat about heart disease and it’s affects on LEO community with Griffith Blue Heart Founder & CEO Brandon Griffith
Behind The Shield Podcast – Episode 531 BRANDON GRIFFITH, CEO OF GRIFFITH BLUE HEART
In this episode of “Behind the Shield” with host James Geering, Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit CEO Brandon Griffith drive into numerous topics including death experiences, police/SWAT testing, survivor stigmas, and so much more. Don’t miss this incredible and engaging discussion between 2 public safety veterans and advocates.
PTSD911 Presents – OFFICER BRANDON GRIFFITH, CEO OF GRIFFITH BLUE HEART
For those who couldn’t make the live event on 09/20, here is the YouTube link to the most recent episode of PTSD911 Podcast I was lucky enough to be a guest on. I was thrilled to be invited on the show by Filmmaker, executive producer, and PTSD911 podcast host Conrad Weaver. In the episode we…
PODCAST 62: STORIES FROM THE SUMMIT – OFFICER BRANDON GRIFFITH, CEO OF GRIFFITH BLUE HEART
CEO Brandon Griffith joins Sedona Fire Captain Josh Wells and author of “The Promotion Playbook” on his podcast “Stories from the Summit”. Great discussion on the importance of having purpose and translating it to effective leadership.
BADGE BOYS PODCAST: EP. 123 OFFICER BRANDON GRIFFITH TALKS ABOUT THE DAY HE DIED AND HOW HIS HEARTFELT NONPROFIT BLUE HEART SAVES LIVES
CEO Brandon Griffith had the great honor of joining Arizona law enforcement legends Ret. Sgt Detective Darren Burch and Ret. Officer Jason Schechterle on their incredible podcast Badge Boys for episode 123. Listen to 3 cops discuss police AED and resuscitation programs and the impact they can have on survival.
BRANDON GRIFFITH LEO BACK TO LIFE EPISODE 40 GET BALANCE PODCAST WITH DR. DONNIE
Dr. Hutchinson does some incredible work helping our first responders get balance in our work and home lives. CEO Brandon Griffith was a guest his podcast. Take the time to listen to this incredible discussion.
WATCH THE NEWS STORIES
ABC15 WORLD RESTART A HEART DAY 2020
Officer Brandon Griffith does interview representing Citizen CPR Foundation for World Restart A Heart Day 2020.
ABC15 POLICE OFFICER WORKING TO EQUIP EVERY OFFICER WITH AED 2020
Officer Brandon Griffith working to equip police with AEDs.
ABC15 OFFICER ON MISSION TO SAVE LIVES JUNE 2019
Officer on mission to save lives.
KATHIE’S SURVIVOR STORY
Hear board of directors member Kathie Reilly’s incredible story of survival.
RESOURCES FROM THE TEAM
Management of Life-Threatening Bleeding
Article for Police1 By: Officer Brandon Griffith, SWAT Medic
Police Resuscitation Explained
By: Brandon Griffith What is sudden cardiac arrest “SCA”? Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency which usually results from an electrical malfunction in the heart disrupting the blood flow to the brain, lungs, and vital organs. Loss of consciousness and a cessation of breathing results from the abrupt loss of heart function. …
WHAT COPS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CARDIO-CEREBRAL RESUSCITATION
Article for Police1 By: Officer Brandon Griffith
COPS’ INCREASING ROLE IN PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE
Article for Police1 with Quote from Brandon Griffith By: Cole Zercoe
INCREASE CARDIAC ARREST OUTCOMES BY UPDATING POLICE DISPATCH PROTOCOLS
Article for Police1 By: Officer Brandon Griffith
SAVING LIVES WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AED PROGRAMS
Police Chief Magazine By: Brandon Griffith
FEATURES ABOUT THE TEAM
Ariz. nonprofit offers LE deep dive into specialized CPR training for cardiac emergencies
Police1 January, 2023 Officer Brandon Griffith founded “Griffith Blue Heart” to help police have the capability to administer lifesaving techniques before firefighters or EMTs arrive
FOX News-Arizona first responder brought back to life with an AED talks the importance of access to devices
FOX News By: Stephanie Bennett January 4th, 2023 Arizona first responder brought back to life with an AED talks the importance of access to devices
Seconds Count, Seconds Matter
Health First Foundation Northern Arizona December, 2022 Article by Arizona Health First Foundation of Northern Arizona about Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit’s law enforcement high-performance resuscitation training for Flagstaff Police Department.
Flagstaff police to receive training on response to cardiac emergencies
Arizona Daily Sun by: Abigail Kessler July 1st, 2022 Article by Arizona Daily Sun on Flagstaff PD’s implementation of Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit’s high-performance resuscitation program thanks to a very generous grant award from the Arizona Health First Foundation of Northern Arizona.
RQI PARTNERS ”VOICES OF CPR” 2022
Officer Brandon Griffith explains the importance of law enforcement response to sudden cardiac arrest.
Sedona Police AED Donation Article
Article on Red Rock News by: Ron Eland Article by Red Rock News on collaborative AED donation by Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona.
EMS1: SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVORS UNDER 40 RAISE AWARENESS, ENCOURAGE CPR TRAINING
The Citizen CPR Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Committee released a PSA on Oct. 16 to coincide with World Restart a Heat Day
AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION: OCTOBER 16TH 2020 IS WORLD RESTART A HEART DAY
The Citizen CPR Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Committee have combined talents and resources to produce a video featuring sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivors under 40 years of age.
PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL 2020 40 UNDER 40 INTERVIEW
Brandon was honored as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awardees.
EMS1: CITIZEN CPR FOUNDATION 40 UNDER 40 COMMITTEE CARDIAC ARREST SURVIVOR PSA
Led by Brandon Griffith Citizen CPR Foundation invites sudden cardiac arrest survivors under 40 to appear in PSA.
WOMEN LESS LIKELY TO RECEIVE CPR FROM BYSTANDERS IN PUBLIC
12News story on bystander CPR and women featuring Griffith Blue Heart board member Kathie Reilly.
FOR YOUNG MOM, NEW CPR BEAT BACK DEATH
CNN Story on Griffith Blue Heart board Member Kathie Reilly.