Tag Archives: automated external defibrillator

Co-workers, Powerheart® G5 AED Help Save CM Tucker Lumber Employee

Rollings with Powerheart G5 AED

The folks at CM Tucker Lumber in Pageland, S.C., made an investment in an automated external defibrillator (AED) program 11 years ago. Back in November, that decision paid off handsomely when employees used one of the company’s new Powerheart® G5 AEDs to save a co-worker’s life. Bobby Rollings, a grader at the lumber company, was […]

How a Cross-Country Bike Ride Honored a Fallen Friend, Raised Funds for Cardiac Screening and AEDs

The heat was at times brutal. One day his temperature gauge actually read 114 degrees. Yet Derek Blalock continued to pedal. In all, he traveled 6,500 miles on his Trek bike, traversing 23 states, including a stop at the Grand Canyon, all to honor the memory of a high school friend and raise thousands of […]

AED at Ball Field Saves Life of Iowa High School First Baseman

Matt Shaver, sudden cardiac arrest survivor

A readily accessible automated external defibrillator (AED) at the ball field saved the life of Matt Shaver, a Johnston, Iowa, high school baseball player, this summer. The 18-year-old first baseman was outside the dugout during the second game of a home-field doubleheader when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The high school’s trainer, Chris Wiedmann, called for an AED and started cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), […]

‘If it weren’t for the police having AEDs, I wouldn’t be here and my kids would be motherless’

Doctors save lives. EMTs save lives. But police officers? Increasingly, the upholders of law and order are also serving as the front line for rescue as well. Police who once waited for the ambulance to arrive losing valuable time between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) onset and lifesaving therapy. Now many officers are using CPR and […]

LifeSave program promotes training, AEDs, in Springfield, Missouri

AED Solutions at Ozarks Technical Community College

The entire city of Springfield, Missouri, is focused on reducing death from cardiac arrest – and they’re showing it by recognizing organizations that provide CPR training to employees and have at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED) on the premises. The “50/50 Springfield LifeSave” initiative will also recognize organizations that have either 50 percent of […]