Tag Archives: police AEDs

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 […]

Virginia Deputies Use AED to Save Woman’s Life

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office bought Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) last August to enable all of its first responders to assist victims of sudden cardiac arrest. That’s exactly what Deputy Deborah Graves and Sgt. Steve Drackert did November 22 when they received a report of a Code Blue cardiac incident at a York County residence. The […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Police Lieutenant Responsible for Installing AEDs, Help Save His Life

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, began like any other day for Lieutenant Regis Thimons. He had arrived early for work, so he was planning to leave early as well. That afternoon, he walked out of his office at the St. Joseph County Police Department in South Bend, Ind., to call his wife and tell her he […]