Tag Archives: rail station defibrillator

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 […]

First bystander AED save in Novi Sad, Serbia [VIDEO]

On Oct. 7, in Novi Sad, Serbia, a railway station employee conducted the city’s first layperson rescue using an automated external defibrillator(аутоматизовани екстерни дефибрилатор). A 55-year-old man had collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest on the platform at the city train station. According to a statement from the office of the Novi Sad mayor, a doctor and a […]

Sydney rail station AED rescue: Man’s heart was restarted 7 times [VIDEO]

When 52-year-old Harri Paananan collapsed and died from a heart attack at Redfern rail station in Sydney, Australia, the train station manager grabbed an automated external defibrillator (AED) and saved his life. RailCorp station manager Tom Baghdadi and transit police officer Paul Philipp attached the pads of the station’s Powerheart G3 AED. The defibrillator diagnosed a shockable condition […]