WOBURN, MASS – WTPhelan Insurance Agency proudly hosted an onsite CPR and First Aid training co-sponsored by agency partner MAPFRE Insurance. On August 1, fifteen employees from the agency’s six branch locations became CPR and First Aid Certified.
Training took place at the Woburn Square office, in the newly named John C. Martini Building. The historic location at 6 Common Street, (formerly Martini Insurance Agency) adjacent to city hall offered ample parking and a large meeting space to hold the event. (WTPhelan acquired Martini Insurance in January, 2016.)
WTPhelan was recently recognized as ‘One of the Best Independent Agencies to Work For’ by the Insurance Journal, in large part due to the value they place on employee feedback. At the agency’s annual summit last November, employees were asked for suggestions on what would enhance their work environment. Several staff members mentioned CPR and First Aid training, and identified colleagues’ food allergies as a particular area of concern.
“The idea for this training came from our company’s greatest asset; our employees.” Said WTPhelan Vice-President, Robert Ramsey, “MAPFRE runs their company with the core value, ‘People who take care of people.’ Our staff’s request for this training complements the MAPFRE mission, and is a reflection of the similarities between our two companies. We were one of Commerce’s original agents, back in 1971 when Arthur Remillard started the company. We have evolved side-by-side and believe in the high quality products we sell, and are dedicated to protecting people and property.”