Tag Archives: defibrillators

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 […]

How to get the most out of your AED purchase

Purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a major step toward protecting your organization, your customers, and the wider community. You can get the most out of your AED purchase by making sure the AED is easy to find in an emergency, letting people know that it’s available, showing staff how it works, and arranging for CPR […]

AED rescue at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana is prepared for emergencies. Its military police take healthcare provider training, and some, like Military Police Officer Spc. Stephen Strebinger go on to take combat lifesaver courses. The camp’s lifesaving equipment includes 12 Powerheartautomated external defibrillators (AEDs), deployed throughout the camp and in the MPs’ patrol vehicles. […]

Why your AED needs two sets of pads

One Powerheart G3 AED was used in two dramatic rescues at Altus Air Force Base in six weeks. The first save, August 9, required an AED and a quick-moving crew of first responders from the AFB Fire Department. The second save, Sept. 25, required that same AED and crew—and the replacement AED pads the base Fire Department wisely had on […]

“Zip Across the Clyde” funds AEDs in Glasgow

The British Heart Foundation held a dramatic and exhilarating fundraiser earlier this month to raise money to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be deployed in Glasgow. Hundreds of people, each with a minimum of £100 pledged, were hoisted 150 feet into the air to fly across the Clyde River in Glasgow on a 1000-foot long zip […]