May 31, 2023 – On Thursday, June 1st, the New York Jets and Atlantic Health System will host the first Youth Football CPR and AED Education Session as part of the series that was announced earlier this month. The first session will be hosted from 6-8 p.m. at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center (1 Jets Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932). Representatives from Atlantic Health System, Matthew W. Martinez, MD, Director of Sports Cardiology at Morristown Medical Center, and Diane L. Bogert, Basic Life Support (BLS) Education Coordinator, will be on-site to facilitate the training.
The series was announced at the Atlantic Health Jets Center during a Youth Football Coaching Clinic in conjunction with the Super Football Conference (SFC), the nation’s largest high school football conference. The Jets are committing $15,000 to fund the education sessions and an additional $5,000 to the SFC to purchase AED units for underserved high schools.
Thursday’s session is the first in a series of three throughout the summer. Each session is designed to provide coaches with the lifesaving skills of CPR and AED use. The two-hour sessions will feature the American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR Course and be taught by instructors from Atlantic Ambulance, part of Atlantic Mobile Health. Coaches from the following leagues have been invited to attend at no cost: