Letter from Mike
On behalf of the CARMEN BURNETTE CPR EDUCATION FUND welcome to the website. Your support in our endeavor to promote CPR education in Carmen’s name honors her memory and is a tribute to her professional life. It is our desire to benefit the community for years to come. Through private contributions and your continued support of our fund raising efforts we will accomplish her dream of bringing CPR training and education to everyone within the State of Tennessee. With this program we hope to positively impact everyone we encounter and ultimately save lives.
Carmen was not only a wonderful wife, mother and friend, she was my best friend. Her laughter and joy for life were contagious. She was just as passionate in her role as “baseball, basketball and soccer mom” as she was about her professional life. Carmen loved her EMS career and always believed in giving that extra effort to insure quality work. Among her most valued accomplishments were the many awards and accolades she received related to CPR Education and successful cardiac resuscitations. The Carmen Burnette CPR Education Fund is a continuation of Carmen’s life of love and service that ended too soon. Carmen truly believed that a properly trained layperson could make a difference in the successful resuscitation of a stranger, family member, or friend using life saving CPR. She believed in the EVERYDAY HERO and worked tirelessly to provide CPR education to over 13,000 laypersons during her tenure as the CPR Coordinator at Putnam County EMS.
I am proud to carry the torch for CPR education on Carmen’s behalf and look forward to working with you to make a difference in her honor!
You can be a hero too,
Michael L. Burnette