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“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 […]

Firefighters use AED to rescue watch commander

Crew Commander Andy Reid (left) and Firefighter John Sharpe (right) saved Watch Commander Billy Scott (centre) after he suffered cardiac arrest in the fire station. Sharpe holds the Powerheart AED they used to help save his life. It was “pure luck” that firefighters were in the Mauchline Community Fire Station the night that Watch Commander […]