Tag Archives: high school aeds

Michigan school raises AED funds in memory of Wes Leonard

Fennville High School in Fennville, Mich., hosted its 4th annual “Never Forgotten” game on Jan. 30 in memory of Wes Leonard. A member of the Fennville Blackhawks basketball team, Leonard, suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a game in 2011. He collapsed just moments after making the game-winning overtime shot that gave the Blackhawks a 20-0 season. […]

“I would like to help stop heart disease.” – Bailey, Evergreen Elementary

Here at Cardiac Science, we always appreciate hearing from the community. The following letter was sent to us by a local elementary-school student named Bailey. Because the future of cardiac health rests in the hands of our children, we must remember to nurture their aspirations. One day, perhaps in the not-too-distant future, they will produce […]

West Virginia University installs AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of August 30

Heart Safe news: Our weekly update on what’s happening in the world of heart safety and noninvasive cardiology West Virginia University Foundation installs AEDs The West Virginia University Foundation recently made its building at One Waterfront Place “heartsafe” by installing automated external defibrillators(AEDs) on all seven floors. The new Powerheart G3 defibrillators, located in the hallways beside the elevator banks, […]

Danish principal: “There Ought to Be a Defibrillator in Every School”

“There ought to be a defibrillator in every school,” says Jan Thrane, principal of Denmark’s North Zealand Primary and Upper Secondary School (NGG). It is not yet common practice within Danish primary and upper secondary schools to have defibrillators at their disposal, but the principal of NGG would like to change this. Denmark’s Red flere liv (Save […]

CPR and AED Awareness Week: Defibrillators in schools [PDF and VIDEO]

For many communities, the first priority when it comes to heart safety is putting automated external defibrillators in schools. Here are just a few of the reasons why it’s crucial to equip schools with this life-saving equipment and provide training in its use: • Sudden cardiac arrest strikes people of all ages and all fitness levels. […]