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Meet the Team

Helen McCracken RDH, MS
The CPR Lady Training Center
                Luanne, Bill, Diane, Janet, Paul

The CPR AND SAFETY TRAINING TEAM (CASTT) has the following mission statement: 

To improve community safety by training individuals to be better able to respond to emergencies.

The members of CASTT are all certified American Heart Association Instructors. They also share a history of years of volunteer work in safety and preparedness organizing and training, and as members of the Costa Mesa Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). At the request of the City of Costa Mesa, they were instrumental in developing a successful neighborhood disaster response program, now called the Neighborhood Safety and Preparedness Program (NSPP), which included teaching CPR to the participants.

In addition to the training qualifications maintained by the whole team, individual members bring specialized skills to enhance the quality of training. For instance, one is a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Others have had life-long experience as teachers and trainers in many disciplines. Together they are dedicated to making sure each student is prepared to help save the lives of their family, their neighbors and the public they serve.

Because they feel very strongly that as many people as possible should learn these lifesaving skills, they offer American Heart Association courses as economically as possible. They invite you to tell your family, friends and neighbors CASTT would be happy to teach them as well.