Fairport, NY, June 20, 2023– WM and Perinton Ambulance have teamed up to encourage their employees to “Get Home Safe Every Day” and for the public to learn CPR.
A public service announcement was recently filmed on location at Perinton Ambulance featuring Chief Mike Hoskins from Perinton Ambulance and Mr. Jeff Richardson, Senior District Manager for WM.
“Our goal is for everyone in the community to learn CPR,” said Chief Hoskins. “With over 350,000 cardiac arrests each year, knowing CPR can save thousands of lives.”
As a thank you for their support, Perinton Ambulance delivered CPR training to staff members at WM’s High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center on Perinton Parkway. As a result, six more immediate responders are now equipped with the knowledge and skills to help save the life of a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.
“At WM, we’re always working for a sustainable tomorrow, and that includes helping to sustain the lives of those we serve by encouraging CPR training,” says Mr. Richardson.
“Our message to our 50,000+ team members is to ‘Get Home Safe Every Day,’” stated Mr. Richardson. “Leading by example and getting trained in CPR is a great way to reinforce that message.”
This is the second time WM has supported Perinton Ambulance’s mission. In 2022, the company donated funds for the purchase of heavy-duty tents to be used during large-scale operational, outreach, and other public-facing events.
This partnership would not be possible without the assistance of Mason Marketing, who was engaged by Perinton Ambulance to assist with educating the community on the role and importance of emergency medical services to the local community.
ABOUT PERINTON AMBULANCE
Perinton Ambulance is a community-based nonprofit serving Fairport and Perinton, New York. Founded in 1965, the organization provides exceptional medical services delivered by a highly skilled, educated, and professional staff as well as community education on the prevention of injury and illness. Perinton Ambulance receives more than 5,900 requests for service and educates hundreds in CPR, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed programs each year. Monthly training classes open to the public can be found by visiting www.perintonambulance.org/cpr.
WM (WM.com) is North America’s leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling, and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics, and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials, and is the leader in beneficial use of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most landfill gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM’s fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks – the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America. To learn more about WM and the company’s sustainability progress and solutions, visit Sustainability.WM.com.
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