My name is Paul Mendoza and I own and operate Advanced First-Aid, Inc.
(AFA). I received paramedic training from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s Degree from Bethel University.
Professionally, I practiced paramedic skills for 27-years on an ambulance and as a flight medic
/helicopter, for North Memorial Ambulance and Allina Health. Away from those duties, I’m a strong advocate for bystander CPR/AED/first aid training for lay rescuers as well as to health care professionals. I’ve been instructing since I became a paramedic, eventually earning AHA faculty status. With my experience as paramedic, a committee advisor for Heart Safe Minnesota, and as the coordinator for North Memorial’s heart safe program, my goal is to change the community’s culture on sudden cardiac arrest from awareness to preparedness, to best save as many people as we can.
In 2001, I teamed up with Medtronic/Physio-Control and the American Heart Association in promoting Public Access Defibrillation (PAD). I have personally implemented or aided PAD start-up programs in public and private businesses across the entire USA, Canada, and assisted in England, over 4000 AED’s. We sell all brands of AED’s, accessories and other medical supplies and equipment.
Thank you for visiting the AFA website and I hope you found it friendly to navigate. If you have any questions or comments, please send me an email or give me a call.