Based in Wilmington, Delaware - DèjáVu Safety Solutions is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization who’s mission is:
“Improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest by educating the community on the importance and simplicity of early bystander CPR and public access defibrillation (AEDs).”
We started in 2016 providing full service, affordable, on-site training and certification in CPR, AED First Aid and more. As we focused more on the science and data behind sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival we decided that our passion for community education and impacting the willingness of bystanders to participate in providing CPR and AED treatment would be better served as a nonprofit organization.
We have all been learners ourselves and are guided by the knowledge that great instruction (and instructors) lead to increased retention of the materials being presented and better satisfaction with the time spent in class. Our instructors are all current or past healthcare professionals with decades of experience in EMS and hospital settings.
DèjáVu Safety Solutions is an American Safety & Health Institute authorized Training Center, an Emergency Care & Safety Institute approved Education Center, and we are able to offer all American Heart Association ECC training programs.
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Meet our Founders:
Jason Heller, EMT-Instructor
Jason has been a career Emergency Medical Service manager and educator since 1996. During his professional EMS career he served as a regional Deputy EMS Chief, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, a Lead HazMat Technician on a county-wide CBRNE response team, was appointed as a HazMat & Logistics Specialist on a State EMS Task Force and served part-time as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for over 10 years.
Jason was first certified as a CPR instructor through the American Heart Association in the 1990's, and became certified as an EMT Instructor for the state of New Jersey in 2006 (after serving as an aide for 3 years). Jason was also the Training & Outreach Coordinator for a County Department of Emergency Response responsible for the training and oversight of 25 instructors teaching hundreds of community and professional classes each year. Now a resident of Delaware, Jason holds dozens of instructor certifications in emergency response, HazMat and occupational safety.
Jason is currently an EMT-Instructor with the Salem County EMS Academy in Alloway, NJ, an EMT-Instructor with the Inspira Health Systems EMS Academy at Rowan College of South Jersey, a member of the Board of Education of the Brandywine School District in Wilmington, DE, Founding-President and Head Coach of the BrandywineBOTS Robotics Club , and owns an automotive styling & customization business, Tint World based in Wilmington, DE.
Kathy Heller, MSN, RN, BC
Kathy has worked in healthcare for over 25 years both in hospital and long-term care settings. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Neumann University in 1996, holds a Masters in Nursing Education from Wilmington University and is Board Certified in geriatrics.
During her career she has served in various leadership roles including the Assistant Director of Nursing for an extended care facility, Nurse Manager for long-term vent unit, Nurse Manager for a rehabilitation unit, and Nurse Manager for an Alzheimers care unit. Kathy is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Kathy has spent the last 20 years specializing on a nationally ranked, JCAHO accredited post-operative joint replacement unit and is recognized as a leader in her field. She is an Adjunct Nursing Clinical Instructor at Wesley College and serves on a number of steering committees for Christiana Care Health Systems.
Kathy volunteers extensively in community organizations including the Girl Scouts, and animal welfare organizations, and has been heavily involved in the parent organizations in her local schools for over 10 years.
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