Tag Archives: automated external defibrillators

How a health club’s AEDs saved 100 lives

David Lloyd Leisure’s health clubs do business throughout Europe; the company has 80 sites in the UK alone. With more than 440,000 members the company gets 25 million club visits a year. Since 1998, the David Lloyd Leisure staff has used AEDs to save the lives of more than 100 people. There’s no legal requirement […]

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 […]

Metra Chooses Cardiac Science Powerheart AEDs

At the end of January 2013, Metra becomes the second transit agency in the country to deploy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on all its commuter trains. At the time of this entry, Metra was in the final stages of their large scale installation of Powerheart® G3 Plus Fully Automatic AEDs in approximately 300 Metra rail […]

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 […]

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 […]