Tag Archives: police AED

Heroes team up to save college student life with Powerheart® AED

Teamwork pays off is an axiom normally equated to sports. Recently, it applied to a student’s life. When Wichita State University student Tyler Hull collapsed in the school’s Ablah Library on Dec. 15, students, police, and first responders collaborated to save his life with a Powerheart® G3 Plus automated external defibrillator (AED). The university honored […]

Brookhaven Police use AED to save a life

In 2013, the town of Brookhaven, Georgia, equipped all its police cars with automated external defibrillators (AEDs). A year later, three officers were able to respond in under a minute to a report of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incident in an office building and used an AED from an officer’s squad car to save a woman’s […]

Sacramento Police Officer Commended for Saving a Life

First came the dispatch: A 47-year-old male had collapsed at a nearby soccer field and was unresponsive. Then came anxiety. “Before the incident, I was very nervous driving to get to the scene,” said Police Officer Thelma Matthews, a 10-year veteran of the Sacramento State Police Department. “Seconds count in a cardiac arrest situation.” Just […]

Indiana police officers revive sudden cardiac arrest victim

In Seymour, Indiana, police cars are equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and officers are trained in CPR and AED use. On Dec. 23, Officers James Handley and Mat Carver put that equipment and training to use when they were the first responders to a call to assist an unconscious man. Seymour, Indiana, police officers Mat Carver […]

AED rescue at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana is prepared for emergencies. Its military police take healthcare provider training, and some, like Military Police Officer Spc. Stephen Strebinger go on to take combat lifesaver courses. The camp’s lifesaving equipment includes 12 Powerheartautomated external defibrillators (AEDs), deployed throughout the camp and in the MPs’ patrol vehicles. […]