Police and law enforcement officers are often the first responders in a cardiac emergency, arriving before emergency medical personnel. Police officers equipped with an AED can quickly deliver a life-saving shock to an SCA victim. Police access to AED machines is critical: The faster the response with an AED, the better the victim’s chances for survival.
Powerheart AED Solutions for Law Enforcement
In our opinion, AEDs should be mandatory for police vehicles. Think of it:
- Each year, approximately 365,000 people in North America fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The only effective treatment for SCA is shock from an AED heart defibrillator, administered as soon as possible.
- Police & law enforcement officers are usually first on the scene of a cardiac emergency – frequently before EMS. Few things are worse than watching a civilian suffer sudden cardiac arrest without an AED available and being unable to help.
- The life you save with an AED could be that of a fellow police officer. Between the high-risk of the job and the levels of stress, police officers are among the highest-risk groups for SCA.
The Powerheart AED solution
SCA can strike people of any age or fitness level. Using an AED defibrillator within one minute of collapse raises the survival rate to 90 percent. Resuscitation rates decline 7-10% every minute thereafter. An AED needs to be readily available to defibrillate SCA victims quickly.
Police and other first responders need an AED that is reliable and easy-to-use. That's why Powerheart AEDs offer Rescue Ready technology, RescueCoach voice prompts, a rugged design, and an industry-leading 7-year warranty.
Police, firefighters and EMS responders use and trust Powerheart AEDs, and many law enforcement agencies including Orlando FL Police Department, Georgia Highway Patrol Capital Police Division, and Mt. Lebanon PA Police Department, (click here for a list
) choose Powerheart AEDs to help protect their communities.
Finding a way to make it work
Cardiac Science understands the challenges police and law enforcement agencies face in providing AED machines for police vehicles. Your fund allocation for AED deployment may be delayed by budget constraints or state tax reforms. So many initiatives require funding. What is the priority?
. We can work with you to develop an AED program that can work for your law enforcement agency.
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