Boca Personal Trainer Honored For Lifesaving CPR

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Laurie Ann Bulman, left, is honored for saving a life with CPR. On the right, Jacqueline L. Becker, presenting the Rick Becker Memorial CPR Award.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Congratulations to Laurie Ann Bulman who is being honored for using her CPR skills to save a life at the Addison Condominiums in Boca Raton.

From our friends at Boca Raton Regional Hospital:

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Smart Heart Program participant, Laurie Ann Bulman, is the recipient of the Rick Becker Memorial CPR Award, which provides annual recognition to an individual who promotes, saves a life with CPR or provides CPR education to the community at large. She received her award at a ceremony held on April 29, 2013 at the City of Boca Raton Fire Administration Building.

Ms. Bulman, a personal trainer at the Addison Condominiums in Boca Raton, was nominated for saving a life using CPR, and for helping promote CPR education to her coworkers. On March 28, 2012 while at work, Ms. Bulman saw an individual collapse and go into cardiac arrest. She quickly responded, called for help and, with assistance from two other individuals, started CPR. In addition to CPR, an automated external defibrillator (AED) device was also utilized, until Boca Raton Fire Rescue arrived. Due to her immediate response, in addition to the lifesaving skills she was taught at the Heartsaver AED course at Boca Raton Fire Rescue, the person made a full recovery. After the incident, Ms. Bulman arranged for all her coworkers to become CPR certified.

The Rick Becker Memorial CPR Award was established by Jacqueline L. and Herman D. Becker as a gift to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Beckers renamed their contribution as the Rick Becker Memorial CPR Award Fund, to establish a lasting and living tribute to their son Rick, who died at the age of 44 from a sudden heart attack. The fund is dedicated to his memory with the hope it will help to save other lives in the future.

CPR certification classes are available to the public through Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Smart Heart Program. For more information, call 561.955.4468.