Tag Archives: law enforcement AED

Brookhaven Police use AED to save a life

In 2013, the town of Brookhaven, Georgia, equipped all its police cars with automated external defibrillators (AEDs). A year later, three officers were able to respond in under a minute to a report of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incident in an office building and used an AED from an officer’s squad car to save a woman’s […]

‘If it weren’t for the police having AEDs, I wouldn’t be here and my kids would be motherless’

Doctors save lives. EMTs save lives. But police officers? Increasingly, the upholders of law and order are also serving as the front line for rescue as well. Police who once waited for the ambulance to arrive losing valuable time between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) onset and lifesaving therapy. Now many officers are using CPR and […]

An AED rescue at SWAT Team training

Police Officer John Bechtel and Dr. Jerry Springer with the Powerheart G3 AED used to rescue Bechtel in August. It was the first day of SWAT Team training at the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy. East Cleveland Police Officer John Bechtel had just finished a training run when he felt dizzy and short of breath. […]

Just an unbelievable AED save in Cedar Rapids, IA [VIDEO]

Police Officer Reid Lander climbed over a train carrying a Powerheart AED to save a stricken cardiac arrest victim on the other side. “I climbed up over the train and ran the rest of the way over to the ballpark,” said Lander. The 47-year-old man from Illinois survived. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center and doctors credited Lander’s […]

Law Enforcement: AED saves prison worker in the Slovak Republic

Martin Soták is lucky to be in prison. 30-year-old Soták, an accounting clerk in the Slovakian prison system, was working on May 20, 2009 when he had a cardiac arrest in his Košice office. Luckily for him, Pharmacare Slovakia, s.r.o., a Cardiac Science distributor in the Slovak Republic, deployed automated external defibrillators in all prisons […]