Villanova resident Katrina Gallia is on a mission — to get as many people as she can trained in life-saving skills.
The emergency training instructor teaches first aid techniques, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and what to do when someone is choking, through her company Main Line Emergency Training.
Watch Gallia talk about how to save a life Thursday, Sept. 20 on Patch TV with Radnor Patch editor Sam Strike on Channel 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show will be available to watch on Radnor Patch Friday.
Gallia has taught for American Heart Association, The Red Cross and the American Health and Safety Institute, the standards of which she meets in order to be able to instruct other. She has worked in the industry for 15 years.
"Life-saving skills are so critical for people to have. You hope nobody has to use the skills they’ve been taught, but if one person can do something to help somebody it's great," Gallia said.
Gallia is holding three training programs this winter at the Radnor Township Municipal Building: Adult, Child, Infant CPR with AED, Basic First Aid and Child & Babysitting Safety Course. See the pdf in this article for details.
"Emergencies happen," she said. "The thing people say most after training is, 'I didn’t realize all of the things I didn’t know. I would not have known what to do — now I feel like I do'."
You can contact Gallia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215‐880‐1727.