ServiceSource Features Cardiac Science in Whiteboard Video

ServiceSource released a whiteboard video this month underscoring the importance of having a Cardiac Science AED in workplaces, schools and other public places to battle sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The video also established the importance of a sound AED training program so that persons can respond immediately should SCA strike. On average calling 911 up to the first shock administered to the patient is 9 […]

Family of Montana SCA victim donates AED to fire department

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association’s Big Sky Chapter Leader Daniel Turell with Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brent Peters and the Powerheart AED donated by the Duran family. (Photo: by Jennifer Ries) The Laurel, Montana, Volunteer Fire Department has a newautomated external defibrillator(AED), thanks to fundraising events hosted by the family of the late Leo Duran […]

Access the Firehouse.com webinar on AEDs and community PAD programs

he webinar “AEDs: Increasing Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Your Community” is now available as a free archived download on the Firehouse.com website. This is an hour-long presentation by AED experts Michael Schwartz, battalion chief with the North Lake Tahoe Fire District, and Doug Randell, EMS training officer with the St. Louis Fire Department’s Public Access to Defibrillation […]

How can your fire department start a successful public access defibrillation (PAD) program?

Find out at this free webinar Sept. 14 How did the community of North Lake Tahoe become one of the safest places in the U.S. to experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)? The Sept. 14 webinar“AEDs: Increasing Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Your Community”explains, step by step, how this community equipped itself to save lives […]

Pool AEDs: Foundation donates AEDs to increase pool safety

Connor Freed, age 5, died from drowning at a community pool in Crofton, Maryland on June 5, 2006. In the aftermath of his death, his parents dedicated themselves to raising awareness of pool safety and improving safety conditions at Maryland pools. Their mission includes equipping pools with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and ensuring that lifeguards […]