Swansea, MA Named HeartSafe Community

The town of Swansea, Massachusetts, has been designated a HeartSafe Community last week due to their efforts to improve cardiac care and save lives due to heart failure and sudden cardiac arrest. By spreading thirty-one AEDs throughout the town of Swansea, its community will be best prepared to save a life when in need.
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Utah Teen Saves Life with AED

Even though school has been in session less than a month, Melissa Squire and Brooke Ballantyne had already received high scores in their CPR and first aid class. When their teacher suddenly fell into serious need and help was required, the two quickly put that knowledge to good use.
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Employee Suffers SCA at School

An AED saves another life at a public school.

At 9:29 AM, emergency crews were summoned to Surry Central High School in Dobson, North Carolina. The situation: the school's custodian had entered sudden cardiac arrest. As the situation was dire and time is of the essence, the school's own emergency response team administered CPR before using the school's AED.

The response team's actions may very well have saved a life. 
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Importance of Defibrillators on the Field

Jacksonville, Florida attorney David A. Wolf speaks about the importance of having an AED on-hand at all times for football players in a wonderful new blog posting on his website.

Wolf states that "because of the high risk of brain damage, defibrillators should be on hand at practices and games." Wolf also states "coaches and other responsible adults should be trained on how to properly use defibrillators instead of waiting on an ambulance to arrive – time is of the essence."
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AED Saves High Schooler

Bedford High School Football champ Chris Cambell survives sudden cardiac arrest with the help of former player (and now Sheriff) Jeremy Lestock and ready access to an AED.
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