Monday April 15, 2019
• Heartbeat NOLA continues its Public Accessible Defibrillator (PAD) program in New Orleans, LA with its second Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installation at Tipitina’s.
• New owners of Tipitina’s are committed to making one of the world’s most iconic music venues a “heartsafe” entertainment destination.
• In conjunction with the AED installation, Heartbeat NOLA trained Tipitina’s staff in Cardio Pulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) and AED usage.
• Heartbeat NOLA made the presentation of the AED to Tipitina’s at Bonerama’s record release party at Tipitina’s on Friday Night, April 19, 2019.
Heartbeat NOLA is continuing its Public Accessible Defibrillator (PAD) program to install more Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the New Orleans area. Tipitina’s and Heartbeat NOLA are joining forces to ensure the safety of performing musicians and concert attendees at the iconic New Orleans music venue. This will be Heartbeat NOLA’s second AED installation after installing one at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA back in October 2018. Brian “Tank” Greenberg, general manager of Tipitina’s says that “All of the new owners are on board and are committed to the safety of Tipitina’s performing artists and its patrons.” Tipitina’s owners include members of New Orleans funk powerhouse Galactic.
Heartbeat NOLA trained Tipitina’s staff on Wednesday night April 17, 2019 in “Call -Push - Shock,” a national, coordinated effort which communicates a consistent message promoting lifesaving citizen CPR and AED usage. Heartbeat NOLA will presented the AED to Tipitina’s at New Orleans-based funk rock band Bonerama’s album release party on Friday Night, April 19, 2019. This AED at Tipitina’s is a “pay-it-forward” courtesy of the late Wesley Schmidt and Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, the first recipient of a Heartbeat NOLA AED installation. Tipitina’s has also agreed to pay the AED installation forward by supporting Heartbeat NOLA’s mission and partnering on a future fundraising event.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 350,000 people a year.* Citizen first responders performing CPR along with quick access to a publicly accessible AED is critical to attain the best possible outcomes for a victim who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest. Heartbeat NOLA’s mission is to significantly increase the number of New Orleans citizens who are trained in CPR & AED and will be able to save a life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Heartbeat NOLA is a citizen CPR & AED Awareness and Education Program as well as a Fundraising Campaign to place more accessible AEDs in the New Orleans area. Heartbeat NOLA also provides training and certification.
For more information go to www.heartbeatnola.org.
Media Contact: Maurice Trosclair,
President of Heartbeat NOLA 504-628-1277
*Source: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation