UPCOMING EVENTS

06/06/2021

ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT RESUSCITATION ACADEMY

This highly specialized course has been developed to provide advanced resuscitation training to AZPOST certified officers combining classroom and skills-building learning phases with reality-based training (AKA “force-on-force”, field scenarios, etc.). Officers will put their resuscitation skills to the test with our instructors, evaluators and actors on high-tech feedback manikins and AED simulators. 

This course is FREE to AZPOST certified officers in furtherance of our nonprofit mission to prepare, train, and equip law enforcement for resuscitation emergencies. Space is limited to register early. Lunch will be provided courtesy of AZ BBQ Company. Officers will need to bring their vests/outer carriers and duty belts. This is a physical course so please hydrate. 

Instructors: CEO Brandon Griffith, Lead Instructor Tim Freund, Lead Instructor Josh Wells. 

To register email: griffithblueheart@gmail.com   

7AM-3PM

R.H Johnson Rec Center 19803 N RH Johnson BLVD Sun City West, AZ 85375

06/09/2021

BADGE BOYS PODCAST WITH RET. PHOENIX PD SGT DARREN BURCH & RET. PHOENIX PD OFFICER SCHECHTERLE

CEO Brandon Griffith has been invited to be a guest on “Badge Boys” podcast.      

Positive stories and commentary about  law enforcement. Two retired cops sharing stories, insight, experience,  a healthy dose of humor and building bridges between the police and the  community. The Badge Boys welcome compelling guests, funny and stupid  suspect stories plus engaging topics from today’s headlines. ‘Whatcha  Gonna Do With The Boys In Blue”.

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE SERGEANT DARREN  BURCH – Sergeant Darren Burch is a 29-year veteran with the Phoenix  Police Department and was the Silent Witness Program Director. His prior  assignments include Detective Supervisor with the Crimes Against  Children Unit, Night Detective Supervisor with the Homicide Unit, and  Detective with Adult Sex Crimes Unit. The bulk of his investigative  career was dedicated to the apprehension of sexual predators. With over  30 years of law enforcement experience, having also held positions with  the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Army Military  Intelligence, Darren has received various awards to include the Medal of  Lifesaving and the Army Commendation Medal. He was also named  “Investigator of the Year” by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office,  “Detective of the Year” by the Phoenix Police Department and has over  100 written commendations.

RETIRED PHOENIX POLICE OFFICER JASON  SCHECHTERLE At the age of 26, Jason achieved his dream to work on the  streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into  what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason’s life took a tragic  turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear  of Jason’s patrol car. Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames,  trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 700 degrees.. Jason  suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered  his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the  ability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Jason’s journey chronicles  his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that  enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His story is  also a testament of true love and the dedication Jason and his wife  have in their commitment to honor their family and the vows of marriage  in good times and bad. Jason represents the human experience at its very  best – an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest  person alive!

06/16/2021

STORIES FROM THE SUMMIT PODCAST WITH CAPTAIN JOSH WELLS

CEO Brandon Griffith sat down with Sedona Fire Captain Josh Wells who is the author of “The Promotion Playbook” which helps public safety members successfully navigate the promotional testing process.

Great discussion on having purpose and translating it into effective leadership.

09/20/2021

PTSD911 PODCAST LIVE YOUTUBE EVENT

Join me for a LIVE conversation with CONRAD WEAVER of Conjostudios on Monday, September 20, 5PM PST

Conrad Weaver is a film director, executive producer, and podcast host who specializes in telling “stories that matter”. Conrad has multiple documentary films on Amazon Prime. Conrad’s newest film is about first responder mental health and dealing with post traumatic stress.

Don’t miss this great discussion and register at the link below!

Cost: FREE

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptsd911-presents-tickets-169485607013

5PM PST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ptsd911-presents-tickets-169485607013

09/26/2021

FIRST RESPONDER EVENT, COFFEE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION

Griffith Blue Heart 501.c(3), First Responders Unit, and Real American Hero Coffee Company have partnered with Scottsdale Gun Club to put on a one-of-kind community event to not only show attendees save living skills but to raise funds for Arizona police resuscitation programs.

Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit and RAH Coffee will be launching a custom Griffith Blue Heart coffee blend so join us for a free tasting and learn how to save a life at one of our CPR/AED or bleeding control stations with our instructors.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: International Slam Dunk Champion Kenny Dobbs, Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit CEO Brandon Griffith, Badge Boys Radio Host Retired Detective Sergeant Darren Burch, SCA survivors & more. 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE: Hotel stays, training courses, tactical gear, autographed special forces & law enforcement books, tactical drawings, bleeding control kit, coffee packages, a photography package, and more.

Cost: FREE

12PM-4PM

Scottsdale Gun Club 14860 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

10/17/2021

STOP THE BLEED FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death from trauma. This course is for first responders who want to become STOP THE BLEED instructors and teach others how to control bleeding of an injured person increasing chances of emergency hemorrhage survival.

Course will be “train-the-trainer” style covering course background, primary principles of trauma care response, ABC’s of bleeding, tourniquet applications, wound packing, SWAT-Ts, course training materials, curriculum, and training concepts & considerations.    

Cost: $25.00

Registration Email: griffithblueheart@gmail.com

0800-1030 HOURS

Goodyear Police Department Community Room

11 N 145th Ave Goodyear, AZ 85338

12/06/2021

ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT RESUSCITATION WORKSHOP

The advanced law enforcement emergency cardiac response workshop is an innovative training program for sworn peace officers which interweaves didactic and tactile learning phases with reality-based training scenarios designed to enhance officers’ lifesaving skills under stress. The course provides up-to-date science and research to ensure law enforcement is provided the highest quality cardiac emergency resuscitation training available for incorporation in the field.

Police officers respond to rapid unknown field conditions in which they must not only react but thrive in life and death situations. Law enforcement frequently increases skill set through programs such as “force-on-force” training, stress inoculation, crisis intervention and role-playing scenarios. This innovative course provides realistic field conditions custom-created for law enforcement officers to increase out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival and improve neurological outcomes of patients. The “force-on-force” methodology of training is taken and applied to law enforcement emergency cardiac response.

This course uses evaluators and volunteer actors along with real-time feedback manikins to evaluate officer compression quality during field-based scenarios. Officers will go through didactic training and a tactile skill-building phase with instructors prior to beginning the reality-based training scenarios. The scenarios are all based on actual cardiac arrest events police officers and the instructors have responded to. Reality-based training is a dynamic process of training that allows us to emulate realistic field conditions and simulated stress to best prepare students for real-life incidents. Reality-based training allows students to gain confidence in their skills in a safe environment so they can provide better life-saving care when the time comes. This course provides law enforcement with a blueprint to draw from when they next respond to a cardiac emergency.

COST: $250.00

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventscribe.net/2021/Summit2021/agenda.asp?startdate=12/6/2021&enddate=12/6/2021&BCFO=&pfp=FullSchedule&tn=&cpf2=&cus2=&pta=

0800-1700 HOURS

Citizen CPR Foundation Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2021

4230 Spruance Road San Diego, CA

12/08/2021

CONNECTING THE MISSING LINK: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY CARDIAC RESPONSE

Law enforcement is the single most under-utilized component of the chain of survival. Based on science and experience, this session will go over the evolution of law enforcement emergency medical care, its potential impact on survival, and its unique response methods. Explore how to overcome program implementation obstacles, sustainability issues, and learn how to collaboration with law enforcement leaders.

Registration: https://citizencpr.org/cardiac-arrest-survival-summit-2021-2/

1445-1535 HOURS

Citizen CPR Foundation Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2021

12/09/2021

BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS

REALITY CHECK: IMPLEMENTING REALITY-BASED TRAINING INTO YOUR CPR/AED INSTRUCTION

Reality-based training is a dynamic process of training that allows us to emulate realistic field conditions and simulated stress to best prepare students for real-life incidents. Students learn to control stress in critical incidents through drills and realistic environments. Although we can not replace real-world experiences, realistic simulations provide students a reference point to build off and a blueprint to draw from when the time comes to act. This session will provide attendees a basic understanding of reality-based training, the realities of in-home CPR, phase-based learning approaches, as well as training concepts and considerations for implementing reality-based training into their CPR/AED instruction.

Registration: https://citizencpr.org/cardiac-arrest-survival-summit-2021-2/

0700-0800 HOURS

Citizen CPR Foundation Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2021

12/09/2021

PLENARY SESSION

THE UNSPOKEN REALITIES OF SCA SURVIVAL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT WE CAN DO

WITH BREAKOUT DISCUSSION AFTERWARDS

Leaders of the survivor community and a foremost expert on SCA survivorship research come together to bring insight and understanding to survivors’ challenges and needs. This deeply personal session provides the cardiac community a much-needed look into what it means to be a survivor and what the current research tells us about how we can encourage positive improvements to post-cardiac arrest recovery.

Registration: https://citizencpr.org/cardiac-arrest-survival-summit-2021-2/

1255-1325 HOURS

Citizen CPR Foundation Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit 2021

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REALITY-BASED RESUSCITATION TRAINING CONCEPTS & CONSIDERATIONS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

This virtual workshop will provide participants concepts & considerations of the dynamic process of training known as “reality-based training” which emulates realistic field conditions and stress to best prepare students for real-life cardiac emergencies. 

Police Officer, LE Instructor, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivor Brandon Griffith will show you how to incorporate reality-based training into your resuscitation instruction. Don’t miss out on this one-of-kind virtual workshop fundraising for police AEDs and advanced resuscitation training.

Cost: TBA

Registration: TBA

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Zoom Webinar