The Tampa Police Department honored two Bradenton, Fla.-based Key Glass employees last Thursday for their life-saving efforts.

Conner McPhearson (left) and Zack Simpson (right)
Conner McPhearson (left) and Zack Simpson (right)

On June 1, Conner McPhearson and Zack Simpson performed CPR on a person suffering a heart attack on a jobsite in Tampa. One of the other subcontractors was driving a lull and went into cardiac arrest, and McPhearson and Simpson jumped to aid the man by providing CPR until medics arrived on scene.

Key Glass provides a comprehensive annual safety training for all of their employees in the field, according to the company.

“It is important to us to keep our employees safe so they can go home to their families every night,” says president Greg Burkhart. “The fact that these two had courage to step into a situation and help save a life is something that we are very proud of.”

According to the American Heart Association, “Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.”