WAUKESHA, Wis., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cardiac Science, a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the public access, education, police, and fire and rescue markets, has won a contract to supply Powerheart G3 Plus AEDs to fire departments in Chile. The two-year agreement with the National Board of the Fire Brigades of Chile (Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos Chile) covers a minimum of 200 AED units each year.
The Board, based in Santiago, oversees 311 fire departments in Chile. The organization will distribute the units to fire department buildings and first-response vehicles.
The Powerheart G3 Plus AED’s features, including Rescue Ready®, RescueCoach™, and STAR® biphasic technology, are designed to make responding to a cardiac emergency as simple as possible.
“Cardiac Science has a strong presence in Latin America,” said Al Ford, President of Cardiac Science. “This agreement with the Chilean fire brigades is a reflection of Cardiac Science’s reputation for quality products and services, and we look forward to continued growth in this important region.”
The Board’s technical commission evaluated AED proposals from four manufacturers and selected the Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus “for having obtained the highest total score,” according to the letter from General Manager Luis Erpel Celis.
Training and support for the new units will be provided by Ferexpo, one of Cardiac Science’s distributors in Chile.
About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and related parts, components and accessories. The company also provides a comprehensive portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services for AED customers. Cardiac Science is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The company has operations in North America, Europe and Asia and has an installed base of over 500,000 units in nearly 100 countries worldwide. For information, call 1.800.426.0337 or visit http://www.cardiacscience.com.
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