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FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency Save A Life Foundation Save A Life Foundation Citizen Corps
Save A Life For Kids

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Conferences and Communications Network

Instructor Orientation - bimonthly

Contact your local SALF Branch or call SALF at (847) 928-9683 for details on how you can become an instructor. Instructors must have emergency medical credentials either in fire service, law enforcement, private ambulance or nursing.

Instructor Seminars - yearly SALF Instructors gather to voice their suggestions and opinions on training experiences and how we can strengthen existing courses as well as develop new ones. Guest speakers, such as Dr. Henry Heimlich, Dr. Stan Zydlo, national, local and state leaders collaborate with instructors in brainstorming sessions.

Represented at National Events:

  • EMSC National Conference
  • State Parent Teacher Conventions
  • National EMS Week/SALF Week
  • National Conference of State Legislators
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • State Municipal League Conference
  • State and community fairs and parades
  • Columbus Day Parade
  • Safe USA Conference

Support and Networking

For emergency readiness, SALF's life supporting crusade includes joining forces with numerous agencies.

SALF National Council

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maternal Child Health Bureau
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children
  • Children's Safety Network Rural Injury Prevention Center
  • Safar Resuscitation Research Center
  • National Early Defibrillation
  • American School Health Association
  • Emergency Consultants, Inc.
  • Health Resources of Health & Human Services
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Public Health -EMSC
  • North Broward Hospital District Pediatric Services
  • National Fraternal Order of Police
  • The American College of Obstrecian and Gynecologists
  • Heimlich Institute
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

SALF Illinois State Council

  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois Fraternal Order of Police
  • Chicago Firefighters Association Local #2
  • Illinois Firefighters Association
  • Associated Firefighters of Illinois
  • Illinois EMS Project Medical Directors 3, 7, 5, 1
    • Children's Hospital - Chicago
    • St. John's Hospital - Springfield
    • St. James Hospital - Pontiac
    • Alexian Brothers Medical Center - Elk Grove Village
    • St. Alexius Medical Center - Hoffman Estate
    • Condell Hospital - Lake County
    • Southern Hospital System
    • Kishwaukee College - DeKalb
  • Illinois Department of Child & Family Services
  • Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Department of State Police
  • Illinois Education Association - NEA
  • Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Associations
  • Illinois Principals Association
  • Illinois Public Health Association
  • Illinois School Teachers Association
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Illinois State Parent Teacher Associations
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Cook Country Regional Superintendent
National Board of Directors
Carol J. Spizzirri – President/Chairman
Mark Mitchell – Secretary
Dan Carvello – Treasurer

Gery Chico
Dereck Crawford
John J. Donleavy
Ken Alderson

Illinois State Board of Directors
Dick Stipher

Branch Offices

St. John's Hospital – Springfield, IL
St. James Hospital – Pontiac, IL
St. Alexius Medical Center - Hoffman Estates
Alexian Brothers Medical Center - Elk Grove Village, IL
St. Joseph Hospital – Milwaukee WI

SALF Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin Department of Public Health - EMSC
  • University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse


All programs have been reviewed and approved by internationally renowned emergency medical experts on SALF's boards as well as federal, state and/or local medical and educational agencies publicly listed.

Heimlich Institute