First responder

3 petitions

This petition won 12 months ago

Petition to The Governor of the State of New Jersey, The Senate President / Assembly Speaker of the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services

Student Samaritan Initiative - Require Teens to Submit Proof of CPR Training to the DMV

Over 350,000 out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur annually, as reported by the American Heart Association. Unfortunately only 8% of these victims survive, with barely a fraction of these who walk out of the hospital. "WHEREAS, When combined with a timely response by emergency medical services, CPR can drastically increase a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival; and WHEREAS, Encouraging boards of education to include CPR training as part of the high school curriculum will provide students with crucial life-saving instruction and will drastically increase the safety of the State’s citizens"- Assembly Resolution No. 13; State of New Jersey 214th Legislature But there’s something we can do to change this. According to the American Heart Association and recent scientific research, effective and proper bystander CPR can double, or even triple a victim's chance of survival. With better training comes better survival outcomes. The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. (HAMES), a New Jersey based Nonprofit Organization run by high school students, has launched the Student Samaritan Initiative to challenge these statistics.  The Student Samaritan Initiative Project has two incentives: 1). Dispatch our certified Instructors to at least one school in every county in New Jersey, and promote free hands-only CPR & AED training. 2). Petition the State of New Jersey to make an amendment to the Assembly Bill A2027 regarding the enforcement of CPR training in schools. On August 20th, 2014, the State of New Jersey had passed a Moderate Partisan Bill that required high schools to integrate a form of CPR training within the health curriculum (certification not required) prior to a high school student’s graduation. Although the establishment of this Bill is a major step towards improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival rates in the community, HAMES feels this act can be further strictly enforced and regulated.  In the name of the Student Samaritan Initiative, HAMES and the people of New Jersey are petitioning the State of New Jersey to make an amendment that requires minors to provide proof of CPR training to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission during the application of a probationary driving permit.  It is our hope that with this enactment, New Jerseyans will be comforted to a high degree with the guaranteed assurance that the entire generation of new drivers have received quality training in the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an AED. By signing this petition, you’ll express your support towards this major impact and the continued mission of turning students into samaritans. To learn more about the cause, visit

High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. (HAMES)
272 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Congress, The White House, Donald Trump

First Responder Status for the Line Industry

I do not know one Lineman that expects praise, recognition or thanks. However, these brave, hardworking men and women risk their lives everyday to bring comfort and security to people's homes. That is on an easy day! On a storm it gets even worse through sleep deprivation, lack of food and water and horrible weather. I am starting this petition to have those in the Line Industry to be legally recognized as First Responders. Since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit the United States I have seen post after post on social media sites complaining. Complaining we all have come to get used to, it's expected, but for Linemen and their crews to be turned away from places (restaurants, City Hall's, etc) and not be offered any sort of refreshment because they're not first responders is appalling! They deserve so much better than the treatment they are being given and their families deserve to be able to know that yes, their spouse or significant other is okay and safe. These men rush straight into the storm while others are running away. If that isn't what a brave, courageous first responder looks like, than I truly do not know what does. **Senate Resolution 95, does not "officially" name Linemen as First Responders but does designate a day of recognition, National Lineman's Appreciation Day (April 18th)   113th CONGRESS1st Session  S. RES. 95 Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 10, 2013Mr. Isakson (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to RESOLUTIONRecognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Whereas the profession of linemen is steeped in personal, family, and professional tradition; Whereas linemen are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety heroes; Whereas linemen work with thousands of volts of electricity high atop power lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing; Whereas linemen must often work under dangerous conditions far from their families to construct and maintain the energy infrastructure of the United States; Whereas linemen put their lives on the line every day with little recognition from the community regarding the danger of their work; and Whereas April 18, 2013, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Lineman Appreciation Day: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate— (1) recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety; and (2) supports the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.    

Tina Jones
72,085 supporters
Started 2 years ago

Petition to UCF Administration, UCF SGA

Install Life-Saving Bleeding Control Kits on UCF Campus

"The only thing more tragic than a death is one that could have been prevented."  That is the motto of the Stop the Bleed campaign, a nationwide initiative started in 2012 to educate and train the public on how to control life-threatening bleeding with the use of tourniquets and pressure application.  In addition to education and training, Stop the Bleed offers hemorrhage control kits that can be mounted on walls in buildings, classrooms, and public spaces. In an emergency situation involving dangerous bleeding, medical response to victims is often delayed until the scene is clear and bystanders become the first responders.  A victim can die needlessly from uncontrolled bleeding in jut a few minutes; however, with timely tourniquet placement, the chance of dying from an extremity wound is decreased drastically. We believe that with the right training and the right tools, every UCF student and staff member can provide life-saving intervention. ***We urge the UCF administration to join this effort by installing a hemorrhage control kit alongside each wall-mounted defibrillator (AED) on campus.*** As the largest university in the country, UCF has a unique opportunity to be a shining example of progress and innovation in the fight against these tragedies. Please sign this petition and help save lives. Visit to learn more.

Mike McLatchey
99 supporters