AEDs for City Government


Some Cities in the United States have wonderful AED programs in which their employees, residents and visitors are excellently protected from risk of sudden cardiac arrest death.  Meanwhile other Cities lack Automated External Defibrillators altogether.  Why such a contrast between the best, the worst, and those in the middle? Blurry responsibility: Should such a duty fall on the City Manager, … Read More

AEDs for Law Enforcement

AEDs for police vehicles

Certainly one of the hottest trends for the placement of life-saving AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) is within law enforcement agencies.  Cities from very small ones to the large metropolitan Cities are placing AEDs in patrol vehicles for both public safety and also officer safety.  The basic logic is that often a Police Department patrol vehicle may arrive on a Sudden … Read More

U.S. Cities Investing in AEDs – “Heart Safe Cities”

Philips HeartStart AED for home or public use

In my years of being involved with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) one of my greatest pleasures is working with communities to bolster or build City Defibrillation Programs.  Having met with and partnered with hundreds of communities particularly in the Southwest and Central U.S. it is definitely the people that make this such a delight.  Fire Chiefs, EMS Chiefs, City Safety … Read More