Tag Archives: school aeds

AEDs for Schools are Gregory Moyer’s Legacy

Rachel Moyer holds AED

Gregory Moyer’s parents waited 15 years to mark his grave with a headstone. During that time, John and Rachel Moyer of Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania, worked with schools and legislatures from Maine to Hawaii to communicate the importance of making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available in schools. They established the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund (www.gregaed.org) in memory of […]

AED legislation, awareness increases foundation’s reach in New Jersey

Back in March 2014; police in Newton, N.J., responded to a report than a man had been found in a high-rise apartment building, unconscious and with no pulse. The person who reported the incident began CPR, and officers arrived to take over within two minutes. They continued CPR and then pulled out their AED. The […]

High School Athletic Trainer Uses AED To Save Referee’s Life

When Larry Moreau suddenly collapsed while refereeing a girl’s junior varsity basketball game Nov. 29 at Westbrook High School in Maine, athletic trainer Anita Dixon made a live-saving move: She grabbed a Powerheart® G3 AED. According to WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine, which first reported the incident, Moreau suddenly collapsed during the game. Dixon quickly checked his vital […]

New Jersey AED bills clear legislative committees

Janet’s Law, a bill to put automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in every school in New Jersey, has cleared committees in both the State Senate and the State Assembly. It will next go to a full vote of both houses. New Jersey student Janet Zilinski, 11, died in 2006 after collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest at […]

World Heart Day: Saving lives through education and action

September 29 is World Heart Day, a time to focus attention on what can be done to promote heart health and prevent cardiac disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year. Across the globe people are holding events, conducting health screenings, and attending conferences on […]