Emergency Defibrillation

Automatic External Defibrillators

All marked patrol units are now equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). These units enable Police Officers to assist the EMS Units of the Fire Department in first responder care of non-traumatic cardiac arrest. 

In other words, medical intervention for cardiac patients is started much earlier than previously possible. Getting the heart back to its proper rhythm will increase the chances of survival and the odds that responding emergency medical personnel will be successful in saving the patient’s life. 

American Red Cross AED Information