Tag Archives: school aeds

Sports program AED saves a 13-year-old’s life

What could have been a very sad start to the fall sports season at Azle Junior High in Azle, Texas, had a happy ending when bystanders used the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to restart a 13-year-old football player’s heart. Firefighter Mike Leatherwood with a Powerheart AED G3 similar to the one used to save […]

Adam’s Angels race raises funds for AEDs

BurkePatch.com reports that hundreds of runners took to the streets for the first annual Adam’s Angels 5K run. The race, last month in Fairfax, Virginia, honored the memory of local student athlete and artist Adam Seymour. Adam died of sudden cardiac arrest last August after he collapsed during a training run with his college soccer team. Steve […]

New AED laws passed in New York, Maine, Illinois, and Tennessee

New York state has enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators(AEDs) in health clubs and dental offices. Assembly Bill 3798, sponsored by Assemblymember Mike Spano, amends the state’s general business law to require that AEDs be available at health clubs during business hours when the clubs are staffed. Senate Bill 2923, sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden, requires AEDs in […]

Canada and Ontario launch $10 million AED funds for sports centres and hockey arenas

The premier of Ontario has announced a $10 million fund to deploy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the province. Premier Dalton McGinty said the$10 million in Ontario AED funding will focus on placing AEDs in public access settings such as hockey arenas, recreation centres and high-activity schools. The Ontario AED funding follows on an April announcement by Canadian […]

Texas school’s AED saves 6-year-old’s life

When 6-year-old Matthew Gates collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest while playing after school, staff from Brookhollow Elementary School and Matthew’s YMCA program sprang into action. The YMCA site director, a teacher, and the school custodian acted in seconds, starting CPR immediately and using the nearby Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillator to save the kindergartner’s life. Matthew’s mom […]