Category Archives: Police

AED Save: Police Commander Revived by Fellow Officers

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It’s been wonderful to witness the expansion of AED use in police squad vehicles over the past few years, but today’s police AED save story has a bit of a twist. Police Commander Gary Dunlap of Columbus, Ohio suffered sudden cardiac arrest last week after finishing a boxing session at the city’s police training academy. Commander Dunlap was very fortunate to have several other officers around him who began performing CPR.

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Georgia Police Officer Saves a Life with an AED

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Today, we’re saluting not only a heroic police officer who saved a life. but also the entire Dunwoody, GA  police department for their commitment to keeping their community safe with AEDs. Earlier this month, Officer Chris Irwin was headed home from a 12 hour shift when he heard a medical call on the radio. He turned his car around and headed to a nearby office building where a man had suffered cardiac arrest. Fortunately, Officer Irwin was able to use his department issued automated external defibrillator to give the necessary shocks to the patient before further help arrived. The cardiac arrest patient is said to be doing well, and Officer Irwin has become a powerful spokesman for AEDs. Continue reading Georgia Police Officer Saves a Life with an AED

Fast Response from Police Officers Save Lives

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Police officers are often the first to arrive at emergency calls.  Because of that, it is essential that they are trained and properly equipped to handle cases of sudden cardiac arrest.  There are many stories of officers arriving at a scene and saving the life of someone suffering from cardiac arrest.  Here are just a couple recent ones. Continue reading Fast Response from Police Officers Save Lives