About Greg Atwood

Greg Atwood is a Firefighter /Paramedic in Coral Gables Florida and works for the Coral Gables Fire Rescue. He is an American Heart Association certified instructor in BLS ( Basic Life Support ), ACLS ( Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support ), and PALS ( Pediatric Advanced Life Support ). Greg currently lives in Miami Florida with his beautiful wife Alexa and their 2 sons, Connor and Jake. Greg is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Articles by Greg

Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life

Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:28 pmWe have a problem in this country, sudden cardiac arrest. Approximately 450,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. It can happen to anybody, anywhere, anytime and without any warning, so helping a person suffering from cardiac arrest is all about what you do immediately following the persons collapse.  The best... 

Uncommon Halloween Safety Tips: What EMS Wants You to Know

Uncommon Halloween Safety Tips: What EMS Wants You to Know

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:10 pmHalloween time is an exciting time for parents and kids. Halloween means parents and children decorating houses and lawns, picking out costumes and planning the inevitable trick or treating.  Halloween time and specifically Halloween night is an exciting time for EMS and hospitals …but not in a good way. Exciting to us means BUSY and there are things... 

Child Sports Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat The Most Common

Child Sports Injuries: How to Prevent and Treat The Most Common

Last updated on August 13th, 2018 at 08:11 pmThe school year will soon be upon us and with the return of homework and uniforms means the return of sports. 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. Still more participate in informal recreational activities. Although sports participation provides numerous physical and social benefits, it also... 

Personal WaterCraft & Kids: How to Make Them Fun AND Safe!

Personal WaterCraft & Kids: How to Make Them Fun AND Safe!

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:35 pmSummer is fast approaching and that means that thousands of children will be hitting the water looking to go fast! Summer is the time to think about the beach and being outside and speeding around oceans, lakes or canals in PWC or personal watercrafts. PWC have steadily risen in ownership in the U.S to well over a million and with that increase in ownership... 

Who Here Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid? Ask The School!!

Who Here Is Certified in CPR or Basic First Aid? Ask The School!!

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 09:10 pmIt’s a simple question really. How many people at your child’s school are certified in life saving CPR and basic first aid? The answer may surprise you. I am often on the other side of this question training the administrators and teachers in cpr and first aid, and praising them for spending the time and money to go beyond the bare minimum and make sure... 

Nicotine Poisoning: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Nicotine Poisoning: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 11:45 amCongratulations, you have quit smoking. It is a huge step that can add years to your life and give you more time to spend with the ones you love. While quitting smoking is not an easy task, there is a whole industry now providing the products used to replace cigarettes called NRT or Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The most common items used to replace smoking...