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Public Access Defibrillators Coming to Homewood

HOMEWOOD, Ala —The city of Homewood announced an agreement Wednesday that brings public access defibrillators to the community.

They will be placed in frequented spots around the city, including parks and libraries.

Homewood, along with Birmingham based company Cardiac Solutions, will install over 30 defibrillators as part of the initiative.

The agreement states that Cardiac Solutions will maintain and service the devices for a ten-year period.

The system will also incorporate a free smartphone app called Pulse Point AED.

It will allow users to pinpoint the location of an automatic external defibrillator during an emergency.

“I think it is incumbent upon the city to provide a safe atmosphere as we possibly can,” says Homewood mayor Scott McBrayer.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, survival chances increase significantly when bystanders perform CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive on scene.

Jon Seale with Cardiac Solutions stresses the importance of always calling 911 first before using the AED in an emergency, but says the AED devices are easy to use and come equipped with audible step-by-step directions that are easy for anyone to understand.

AED placement in Springville

The Parks and Recreation Department of Springville, Alabama, was the recipient of two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and two medical-grade first aids kits from the National Center for Sports Safety’s (SportsSafety.org) AED Placement Program.  All of the units were fully funded in a grant written by the National Center for Sports Safety, a nonprofit, to the Altec/Styslinger Foundation Inc.

SportsSaftey.org AED Program Places Two AEDs in Jefferson Co. Parks & Rec. Depts. for Youth Athlete Safety

Parks and rec. departments in the five Alabama cities of Dora, Jasper, Pleasant Grove, Center Point and Springville are the recent recipients of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and medical-grade first aids kits from the National Center for Sports Safety’s (SportsSafety.org) AED Placement Program.

The National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS), an Alabama-based nonprofit, is celebrating 14 years of sports safety initiatives. NCSS’s AED Placement Program is on its third year of operation and has placed nearly $100,000 worth of AEDs and medical-grade first aid kits in parks and rec. departments across Alabama.

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Becomes Heart Safe with Cardiac Solutions™ AED Agreement

PRLog – March 24, 2015 – BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Cardiac Solutions, a world leader in public access defibrillators, announced today that it will place HeartSine automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across the network of Drayer Physical Therapy Institute locations. As the company’s supplier of choice, Cardiac Solutions will supply over 100 samaritan® PAD 350P AEDs to Drayer facilities which are located across 15 states.

Cardiac Solutions™ Becomes the Supplier of AEDs to CSX

PRLog – Feb. 11, 2015 – BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Cardiac Solutions, a world leader in public access defibrillators, announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with CSX to become the company’s supplier of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Cardiac Solutions will supply approximately 300 samaritan® PAD 350P AEDs that will be installed at CSX facilities in the U.S. and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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