Tag Archives: automated external defibrillator

New Mexico State Police Equipped with AEDs to Fight SCA

The New Mexico State Police Department was presented with a gracious $15,000 donation from Heart Hospital of New Mexico to help combat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The donated funds will be used to purchase Cardiac Science® Powerheart® G3 AEDs. “Every minute delayed decreases the persons chance of survival by ten percent if they do not reach treatment,” […]

US Postal Service Honors ‘Heroes Among Us’

The US Postal Service (USPS) recently honored John Mallard, Jr., and Terrance Lyman during the Heroes Among Us ceremony for saving co-worker Russell Childress’s life. The event was held at the USPS processing and distribution facility in Trenton, New Jersey where many employees were in attendance to celebrate. Mark Peters of Cardiac Science, John Mallard, Jr., Russell […]

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 […]

Teachers use school AED to save the life of a 12-year-old student

We heard last week from a friend at Cook Children’s Hospital in Frisco, Texas, with the best news possible: Two teachers at a Maus Middle School using an automated external defibrillator (AED) had saved the life of a 12-year-old girl who had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. According to reports on nbcdfw.com and myfoxdfw.com, seventh-grader Kylee Shea collapsed […]

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 […]