Category Archives: Emergency First Responders

8th Grader Saved By AED During School

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A healthy 8th grade student in Taiwan suddenly went into cardiac arrest during class and lost consciousness on May 26th. The student, identified only by his surname, Chen, had no pulse when the school nurse reached him. The school nurse immediately began CPR with the aid of the school principal and other teachers. Continue reading 8th Grader Saved By AED During School

Georgetown, TX, Fire Dept Held an ‘Easter in October AED Hunt’

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Are there creative and fun ways to spread awareness to your community on the location of available AEDs? In October, the Fire Department of Georgetown, Texas, demonstrated one way it could be done with their “Easter in October AED Hunt”. Continue reading Georgetown, TX, Fire Dept Held an ‘Easter in October AED Hunt’

Courage in the Face of Chaos: EMT Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings


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When faced with a disaster like the one at the Boston Marathon I think it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer horror of it all.  It certainly doesn’t help when we are bombarded with images of people that have died, lost limbs, or suffered burns and it was difficult to not feel incredibly anxious as almost every news channel you flipped to in the last few days was 24 hour coverage of the manhunt.  There is a place for all that, but here I want to focus on the courage that countered an attack meant to implant fear; I want to focus on the people that faced the aftermath of the explosions, risking their own lives to save others; I want to talk about the Boston EMT. Continue reading Courage in the Face of Chaos: EMT Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings