FREEDOM LIFESAVER TRAINING, LLC IS AN AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TRAINING SITE WITH AFFILIATION WITH CODE ONE TRAINING SOLUTIONS, LLC. THOUGH WE ARE LABELED AS A “TRAINING SITE”, WE DO NOT HAVE A PHYSICAL SITE. ALL TRAINING IS HOSTED BY YOU AT THIS TIME THOUGH WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO RENT SPACE AT LOCAL LIBRARIES, COMMUNITY CENTERS AND COWORKING SPACES IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE THAT YOU ARE COMFORTABLE HAVING US CONDUCT TRAINING AT.

WE PROVIDE INFANT, CHILD, AND ADULT FIRST AID, CPR, AND AED TRAINING IN ADDITION TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN INSTRUCTION. IF YOU ARE A COMPANY WHO SEEKS TO BE A HEARTsafe ORGANIZATION OR JUST WANTS YOUR EMPLOYEES TO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO SAVE LIVES, WE WILL COME TO YOU AND CONDUCT THE TRAINING.

CHRIS STARTED FREEDOM LIFESAVER TRAINING IN 2017 FOR A FEW REASONS. FIRST, IN 2016 GOV. MOLLOY SIGNED LEGISLATION INTO LAW REQUIRING CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS TO INCLUDE CPR TRAINING INTO THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY CURRICULUM. AS A HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER IN NEW HAVEN, HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ATTAIN HIS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION IN ORDER TO TEACH HIS STUDENTS THROUGHOUT HIS TEACHING CAREER.

SOON AFTER, HE REALIZED HE WANTED TO REACH OUT TO MORE PEOPLE TO ADVOCATE FOR LIFESAVER TRAINING. CHRIS IS THE HEAD BOYS’ SOCCER COACH AT DERBY HIGH SCHOOL AND AN ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH AT WEST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL AND HOPES TO TRAIN FELLOW COACHES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. TO DO SO, HE BUILT FREEDOM LIFESAVER TRAINING, LLC MAKING IT AN OFFICIAL TRAINING SITE OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WITH AFFILIATION WITH CODE ONE TRAINING SOLUTIONS, LLC.

THE SECOND REASON FOR CREATION WAS BECAUSE OF JON GORDON’S BOOK, ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. CHRIS’S WORD OF THE YEAR IS “IDENTITY.” HE WANTED TO START SOMETHING THAT WOULD CONTINUE TO DEFINE HIS IDENTITY OF HELPING PEOPLE. THROUGH TEACHING LIFESAVING TECHNIQUES AND POSITIVITY, HE HOPES HE CAN HELP PEOPLE LIVE BOTH LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY.

WHY THE NAME FREEDOM? THERE ARE MULTIPLE MEANINGS HERE. FIRST, WE ARE BASED ON THE IDEA THAT YOU ARE FREE TO TAKE COURSES WHERE THEY ARE CONVENIENT FOR YOU! WE PROVIDE THE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING; ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TELL US WHERE TO SHOW UP. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOCATION TO HOST TRAINING AT, WE ARE CAPABLE OF WORKING WITH YOU AND FINDING A SPACE TO RENT FOR THE COURSE. WE WILL, AT TIMES, HAVE SCHEDULED CLASSES AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND TIMES SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT! THE SECOND REASON FOR THE NAME FREEDOM IS BECAUSE CHRIS IS A 1ST LIEUTENANT IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. IN HIS 8 YEARS OF SERVICE, HE HAS MET AND WORKED WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOPES TO CONTINUE TO MEET AND HEAR THE STORIES OF THOSE HE TRAINS.