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Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Arrest/Heart Attacks are the second leading cause of death for Police Officers (deaths not caused by another person)? While more and more agencies are recognizing the importance of implementing AEDs within their Departments, we are still a long way from protecting the men and women that spend their days protecting us.

Many agencies initially make the decision to implement AEDs within their jail areas in case of a medical emergency of a detained individual. These same agencies may also have one or two in public access areas such as a front counter area, lobby, visitation room, etc. While others will make AEDs a mandatory piece of equipment which is carried in key patrol vehicles such as a Sergeants’ or Corporal’s car or in all cars during any given shift.

The general thinking is still one of protecting the public. Officers in many cases are the first responders to any 911 call; medical or not. Equipping response cars and Officers with these life saving devices as well as assuring that they have been adequately trained, allows them to begin defibrillation versus waiting for Fire/EMS to arrive...resulting in reduced response time and increased survival rates to the victims.

Ensuring that all of our law enforcement agencies across the United States have these devices, not only means increased survival rates to our communities but to our Officers as well. Law enforcement is always thinking and training; “safety first”. Safety should always includes AEDs. Sudden stress caused by various situations they encounter, undiagnosed heart conditions or a developed medical condition can happen to any Officer, any time. In too many cases, an Officer has gone down, and due to lack of equipment they too have had to wait until Fire/EMS arrive on scene.

Reducing risk for our law enforcement agencies should be a high priority. Implementing AED programs, in conjunction with proper training and AED maintenance and ensuring all legal compliance requirements have been met, allows you to reduce your risk and also saves the department money, time and possibly lives.

AEDs increase survival rates and saves lives! Does your police department have AEDs?

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Why Start An AED Program?

National EMS response times are 8-12 minutes. Police Officers are usually first on the scene to 911 calls. Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims need defibrillation within the first 3-5 minutes. Officer with AEDs have a higher likelihood of making a dramatic difference in community survival rates.

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Why Start An AED Program?

From February 1, 1999 to April 30, 2001, Miami-Dade 9-1-1 dispatchers received 56,321 medical emergency calls that triggered the dual deployment system. Cardiac arrest was the reason for 420 of these calls -- with police arriving first 56% of the time. Survival was 17.2% for 163 victims, compared to the 9% during the year and a half prior to establishing the police responder program. Click Here For The Full

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Why Start An AED Program?

Medical experts say statistics could be improved if more law enforcement personnel, including sheriff deputies, state troopers, correctional officers, treasury police, and SWAT teams were trained to recognize and respond in a timely manner with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to use AEDs. Click Here For The Full Article.

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Why Start An AED Program?

Police in Miami-Dade County, Fla., armed with AEDs, for instance, managed to cut response time to sudden cardiac arrest victims by almost three minutes, according to the results of a study reported in the August 11, 2002, issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. Click Here For The Full Article.

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Why Start An AED Program?

Preliminary data from the PARADE* study suggests that police arrive at the scene of an emergency four minutes sooner than EMS personnel. In rural counties where emergency response time is often eight to 15 minutes, police officers trained to use the AED can act as a complement to traditional EMS responders. Click Here For The Full Article.

*Police As Responders (PARADE)

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WE WERE THE FIRST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ... ...in Orange County, to implement an AED program for its front line officers. Over the years the program proved itself by having immediately deployable life saving resources for the first officers on scene.

The Placentia Police Department is proud to say that the partnership we have with Devices For Life has been extraordinary in service, equipment, program updates and the training of personnel. The company representative, Theresa Fox, is responsive and timely in handling our needs and requests. Because of this approach our program has virtually no down time and when service is required it is prompt.

Devices For Life helps the Placentia Police Department keep its community and its citizens safe in their time of need and medical emergency.
- Ward Smith, Deputy Chief,
Placentia Police Department