New Client for Northwest Response

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The Northwest Response & Northwest First Aid AED team had a great road trip up to Zetec Corporate Headquarters in Snoqualmie, WA  on December 9th to demonstrate our lines of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators.)  Zetec had several older units, and were looking to upgrade those units. The five members of the Zetec Team were very educated and clearly did their homework before …

Whose Life Will You Save Today? There’s an app for that!

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ENABLING CITIZEN SUPERHEROES. Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during emergencies. The Pacific Northwest is one of those areas that is blessed with more trained responders than just about any other place in the country, only second to Rochester, Minnesota. We have thousands of trained CPR/AED responders in our neighborhoods and workplaces, and most, if not all, …

Where is the nearest AED? (Automated External Defibrillator)

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Where is the AED in your neighborhood? Citizen responders have been using AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) combined with quality CPR to save thousands of lives each year around the globe.  Every week I read another story about ordinary people doing the extraordinary in saving the life of a loved one, friend, coworker and stranger using publicly accessible AEDs combined with CPR. …

Widow: Defibrillator not used because of husband’s hairy chest

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A man was flying from Los Angeles to Albuquerque on Southwest Airlines when he died of a heart attack. His wife thinks his hairy chest had something to do with his death. By Nancy Laflin KOAT Albuquerque. Caroline and Jack Jordan were on the Southwest Airlines flight when the heart attack occurred. Passengers performed CPR, but he didn’t survive the attack. His wife …

Ride the Ducks employee saves 2 people in 1 day

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Terry DeMio, tdemio@nky.com 5:52 a.m. EDT April 23, 2014 (Photo: The Enquirer/Patrick Reddy) NEWPORT – Something about the day was bugging her right from the start. “It was one of those days,” Alison Ruebusch said, “when you’d think, ‘Everything that could happen, would happen.’ ” She was right. Two times that day Ruebusch, operations director of Ride the Ducks, found herself in …

Woman thankful of NY Jets trainers who saved her life

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After passengers near Larisa Enker, 74, alerted those around them that she seemed unresponsive just after the door to the gate had closed, she was brought off the aircraft by three people: a Louisiana cardiologist named Conrad Jablonski and the two Jets trainers, Josh Koch and Dave Zuffelato. BY SETH WALDER / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014, 12:24 AM …

New York State Police doubles the national average for AED “saves”

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State Police Recognized For Saving Lives With AEDs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that New York State Police were successful in 15 percent of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) saves for individuals under sudden cardiac arrest – a rate almost double the national average of eight percent. “In the last several years, hundreds of New Yorkers who went into sudden …

Just in time: Newly installed AED saves employee’s life

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HEBRON — In some situations, timing is everything. The same morning Bonfiglioli, a Hebron manufacturing company, installed an automated external defibrillator (AED), it was used to save the life of an employee who went into cardiac arrest. “Essentially I was told I basically died and the defibrillator saved my life,” said Jackie Bartley, just 41, of Burlington. He was in a …