Earlier this year, Diane Robinson, a minister on staff at St. James United Church reflected on how valuable the AED at her church was last Christmas Eve when it saved her own life during cardiac arrest. Robinson said the AED had been installed two months prior to the device being deployed for the first time, on her. A church coworker, Rev. Laura Sundberg, was able to apply the AED and perform CPR with a 911 operator’s assistance. Nearly 8.5 minutes later, the paramedics arrived to take over with advanced care.