AED’s in Law Enforcement

Often the First to Respond

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Law enforcement is often first to respond to a cardiac emergency. Defibrillation may be the difference between life and death. HeartStart AEDs are durable enough for a patrol car, yet small and lightweight to carry to a victim.  CF Medical can provide your first responders with the industry leading Philips HeartStart AEDs that are durable and rugged enough to do get the job done.

We recommend the HeartStart FRx AED for use in patrol cars, motorcycles or other police vehicles.

The Philips FRx Defibrillator features technological advancements to help in treating the most common cause of  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  It’s designed to be easy to set up and use, as well as rugged and reliable for those who get here first.

Please call our toll free number to get more information on how we can help make your community a safer place using Philips HeartStart FRx AEDs.

Important Facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest

  • The current survival rate for SCA is 9%
  • The likelihood of successful resuscitation decreases approximately 10% with every minute that passes
  • It is estimated an additional 40,000+ lives could be saved each year in the U.S. alone with widespread access to AEDs
  • Each year, 424,000 people in the U.S. (more than 1,000/day) experience EMS-assessed out-of-hospital non-traumatic SCA, and nine out of 10 victims die. This is roughly equivalent to the number of people who die from Alzheimers’ disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined.

Rapid Response: AEDs enable law enforcement officers to provide immediate medical assistance in cases of sudden cardiac arrest, increasing the chances of survival by delivering a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

Increased Survival Rates: The prompt use of AEDs significantly improves survival rates for individuals experiencing cardiac arrest. Law enforcement officers equipped with AEDs can make a life-saving difference in the critical minutes before emergency medical services arrive.

User-Friendly Design: AEDs are designed to be user-friendly, with simple instructions and voice prompts that guide even non-medical personnel through the process. This allows law enforcement officers to use them effectively without extensive medical training.

Portability and Accessibility: AEDs are compact and portable, making them easy for law enforcement officers to carry in their vehicles or on their person. This ensures quick access during emergencies, especially in situations where time is of the essence.

Integration with First Aid Training: AEDs are often integrated into first aid and CPR training programs for law enforcement officers. This training equips them with the skills and confidence to respond effectively to cardiac emergencies, reinforcing public safety efforts.

Community Engagement and Public Perception: Law enforcement agencies that incorporate AEDs into their standard equipment demonstrate a commitment to public safety. This proactive approach fosters positive community relations and enhances the public perception of law enforcement as dedicated to both law enforcement and public welfare.

Cost-Effective Investment: While the initial cost of AEDs may be a consideration, the potential lives saved and positive impact on community relations make them a cost-effective investment for law enforcement agencies.

Legal Protection: Equipping law enforcement officers with AEDs and providing training demonstrates a commitment to duty of care. In some jurisdictions, it may also offer legal protection in situations where officers are required to respond to medical emergencies.

Comprehensive Emergency Response: AEDs complement other emergency response efforts by law enforcement agencies, providing a more comprehensive approach to public safety. In addition to addressing criminal incidents, officers can also respond effectively to medical emergencies in the community.

Collaboration with Emergency Medical Services (EMS): Law enforcement officers equipped with AEDs can initiate life-saving measures while awaiting the arrival of EMS. This collaborative effort between law enforcement and EMS enhances the overall effectiveness of emergency response systems.