Firehouse Subs has awarded funding to Bishop John J. Snyder to train faculty and students in CPR/AED. The Michael Namey AED Initiative was launched in memory of University of Central Florida freshman and Jacksonville native, Michael Namey. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has joined efforts with Connie Namey and Dr. Sylkia Martinez to raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest on school campuses by providing CPR/AED training and increasing access to AEDs; creating an educated and prepared environment among students, faculty and staff.

Photo courtesy of Bishop Snyder High School

Bishop John J. Snyder High School joined forces with the Michael Namey AED Initiative last fall when we offered CPR training to every student in the Tierney Media Center. While working with Mrs. Namey and Dr. Martinez, Athletic Director, Zach Osbeck, submitted a funding request to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to enable us to further the education of our students, faculty, and coaches on life-saving techniques.

“On April 4, we were delighted to learn that our request was approved and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded our school $7,828.12 to purchase five AED trainers and 16 manikins to support our continued education and training in CPR/AED to our school community,” said Shelley Gudzak, director of development.

For more information, please contact Athletic Director, Zach Osbeck, at (904) 771-1029.