Nyack Sketch Log: Worldwide Community First Responders

The low-tech, durable whistle has been saving lives for centuries. Whistles were used by early police forces to disrupt crimes in progress. Women have been advised to use a whistle to loudly protest unwanted advances. This ancient instrument for raising an alarm is also an apt symbol for Jacqueline Cassagnol’s common sense approach to saving lives. Cassagnol’s organization, Worldwide Community First Responders, distributes whistles, along with other medical supplies and basic necessities so that disaster victims can shelter in place and direct first responders to their locations under rubble or debris.

Nurse-Lead Organization Teaches Emergency Preparedness Worldwide

On January 12th, 2010 the country of Haiti was hit by an earthquake later known to be the "fifth-deadliest natural disaster in all of history." A total of 316, 000 people died and another 300,000 people were injured. The whole world ached for the communities of Haiti, and thousands of people flew in to assist with healing the damage that still afflicts the country to this day. One of those people was Jacqueline Cassagnol, MSN, RN, Ph.D.(c) an accomplished nurse and professor from New York.

Rocklander Receives Caribbean-American Healthcare Award

Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc.: Jacqueline Cassagnol, MSN, RN, PhD(c), who was born in Brooklyn, NY to Haitian immigrants is the Founder & President of Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. She was selected as a 2019 Caribbean American Healthcare Award recipient, and honored on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 by Caribbean Life at Paradise Catering in Brooklyn, NY. Cassagnol was selected because of her consistency in exemplifying what it means to be an avid lover of her career, and making big achievements in New York City's healthcare industry. She was nominated for this recognition by Claudette Powell.

Cassagnol Wins Haitian American Young Citizen Award

WCFR Founder & President, Jacqueline Cassagnol, MSN, RN, PhD(c) won the 2019 Haitian American Young Citizen of the Year Award from the US Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. She was honored on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Lantana in Randolph, MA. The Haitian American Young Professional Awards recognize young professionals under the age of 45, who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, exemplary accomplishments and commitment to their communities. A nursing administrator, educator and professor, Cassagnol received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration.

Meet Patch Mayor Jacqueline Cassagnol: ‘I love to give back’

NANUET, NY — Nanuet Patch Mayor Jacqueline Cassagnol loves to give back to her community. She is the Founder and President of Worldwide Community First Responder, and a Founding Member and Past Vice-President of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. "Patch Editor Lanning Taliaferro encouraged me to become a Patch Mayor. It's a wonderful program for people who post frequently on their local Patch," she said. "I am a nursing professor with my Master's Degree in Nursing Administration and Post Master's Degree in Nursing Education. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Pace University."

Worldwide Community First Responder Innovates

NANUET, NY — Rockland resident and nursing professor Jacqueline Cassagnol was deeply affected by the Haiti Earthquake of 2010. She realized that without the correct training, even the best doctors and nurses may not be ready to assist in emergency situations like that. Her solution: founding Worldwide Community First Responder, an international nonprofit with a mission to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training. Now in its seventh year, WCFR is expanding its outreach. Its own local television show starts Feb. 10 on Cablevision Channel 76. Here's a Q&A with WCFR founder Jackie Cassagnol:

Making an impact in Rockland: Jackie Cassagnol

Over the years, Rockland County has seen its share of volunteers and leaders who step up to make an impact on our communities. The common trend that we see in our leaders is the personal story that inspires them to step up and take action. Jacqueline Cassagnol, founder of Worldwide Community First Responder Inc, has taken inspiration from her personal story, built an organization and made an impact on many families in Rockland. This is Jackie's story. Jackie remembers it just like it was yesterday. She was in Israel when the 2010 earthquake in Haiti happened. She turned on the TV and there it was - “the worst thing she’d ever seen.”

Jackie Cassagnol And WCFR : The Spirit Of Nurses’ Week

Jackie Cassagnol’s life changed when Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010. Cassagnol, a longtime registered nurse currently working as a professor at Dominican College, was training Haitian civilians in first aid and emergency response following the killer quake and one young man told her, “If we knew this then, we could have saved so many lives.” The words hit Cassagnol both in her heart and head and she realized that lack of knowledge of first aid was costing thousands of lives all over the world. Cassagnol came up with a philosophy; that every man and woman is potentially their own best first responder in an emergency.

Meet Our June 2017 Hudson Valley Hero: Jackie Cassagnol

With most of her family practicing in the medical field, Spring Valley resident Jackie Cassagnol always envisioned herself in the industry. It was one person, however, who ultimately influenced her decision to become a nurse. Starting as a medical-surgical nurse, her aunt Joyce came home from the hospital each night with a thrilling story, or two, to share. She worked her way through the ranks over the course of 30 years, eventually becoming the head of the hospital’s clinics. Seeing the difference her aunt made in patients’ lives, Jackie set her sights on a career in nursing, not knowing how just many lives she would one day touch.

Devastation In Haiti Hits Home For First Responder

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- For the second time in six years, Spring Valley’s Jackie Cassagnol traveled to witness firsthand devastation in Haiti. She came away more heartbroken from the pain of a recent hurricane than she did in 2010, when an earthquake ravaged the island. “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen,’’ said Cassagnol, who started Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR) in the wake of the earthquake six years ago. “I went to areas that were never visited since the hurricane. There are places that before the hurricane, there were houses. Now it’s just land. It’s rubble. There was still flooding, even a month after the hurricane. It was unbelievable.”

Rockland Nonprofit Teaches First Responder Training Worldwide

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- Jackie Cassagnol traveled to Haiti shortly after a massive earthquake devastated the small country in South America in 2010. She returned to Spring Valley a changed woman with big ideas. Cassagnol, a registered nurse and professor at Dominican College, started Wordwide Community First Responder in wake of the earthquakes, which killed more than 100,000 people. Cassagnol’s parents are natives of Haiti and family members live there. In 2011, Cassagnol started WCFR, a non-profit all-vounteer organization, to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training. Her trip to Haiti illustrated the need for teaching people everywhere.

Inspiring Member Stories Jacqueline Cassagnol

For as long as she can remember, Jacqueline “Jackie” Cassagnol wanted to be a nurse. Her Aunt Joyce, who has been practicing nursing for more than 30 years, is likely the one to thank. Starting as a medical-surgical nurse and later becoming the head of her hospital’s clinics, Aunt Joyce always had stories to share of an exciting day in the hospital. Both Cassagnol and her brother pursued professions in the medical field. While he became an obstetrician and gynecologist, she became a nurse. Little did Aunt Joyce know how much of an inspiration she had become! A young girl’s dream has since matured into a dynamic woman’s mission.

Jacqueline Cassagnol Joins Clarkstown Daily Voice

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Jacqueline Cassagnol, founder and president of Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR), Inc., is one of Daily Voice's community advisors for its Clarkstown site. Community advisors provide Daily Voice with tips for local news and events. She is a registered nurse with her Master's Degree in Nursing Education, and Post Master's Degree in Nursing Administration. As a result of Cassagnol’s experience in preparing for and assisting with victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she founded WCFR to provide health education, first aid, and disaster-preparedness training. She has presented locally, nationally and internationally

Worldwide Community First Responder, Jacqueline

In a year when an Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrated the vulnerability of our public health system, as well as the selfless dedication of health care professionals, Jacqueline Cassagnol’s growing notoriety is just what the doctor ordered. In October, Cassagnol RN, MSN, PMC, was named one of Rockland’s “Forty under 40” by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation for her outstanding contributions in the medical field. A resident of Spring Valley and nursing professor at Dominican College, Cassagnol, is also the founder and President of Nanuet-based Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc.

Jackie Cassagnol Named One of Rockland’s Forty under 40

One of the "rising stars" of Rockland being honoredby the Rockland Economic Development Corporation at tonight's 13th annual Forty under 40 Reception is Jackie Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC, a nursing professor at Dominican College. The Spring Valley resident is also the founder and President of Nanuet-based Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. She is also a founding member and immediate past vice president of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. Through Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc., she provides health education, first aid, and disaster preparedness training. She has organized numerous health-related activities.

New Non-Profit in Town Lends Help Worldwide

"Someone said to me during a training session that 'If we knew what you are teaching us right now, fewer people would have died during the earthquake.' I just broke down. I had never broken down and cried before during a class," said Jackie Cassagnol, a nursing professor. This Rockland resident was giving a training session in Haiti last year in August when one of the adult students told her this. Although Jackie Cassagnol has lived in Rockland for 17 years, her passion is international. After being affected by the Haiti Earthquake of 2010, a fire awakened inside her and eventually led her to create WCFR, Worldwide Community First Responder.