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AED Team, a leading national distributor of AEDs and safety equipment is excited to announce that it has installed a CE-TEK All Weather AED enclosure at Greenfield Park in Botetourt County, Virginia.  This project was completed on behalf of the Compress & Shock Foundation. Two days before Christmas 2020, Twila Rankin suffered a cardiac arrest. Her husband called 911 and performed CPR until first responders arrived with their AED. The couple hopes the devices never need to be used, but if they are, they’ll be within easy reach according to the WSLS article. The CE-TEK All Weather AED Enclosure protects AEDs from...

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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are valuable devices that can provide a patient with the best chance of survival. The time from Collapse-To-Defibrillation is one of the key determinants between life and death for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients. Throughout your daily activities, you may notice AEDs placed in various public settings. These devices are placed in populated areas such as Shopping Malls, Movie Theatres, Schools, Supermarkets, and Local Parks. The intention is to place these AEDs in high volume locations with the goal of delivering a shock to a patient as soon as possible in a Cardiac Arrest emergency....

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, November 7, 2021 — The City of North  Charleston, AED Team, North Charleston Fire Department, and the Lowcountry  Resuscitation Alliance joined forces to install a public Automated External Defibrillator  (AED) with weatherproof box at Riverfront Park. AEDs are medical devices designed to  provide an electrical shock to a person who is in cardiac arrest. According to American  Heart Association statistics, if an AED is used within the first few minutes of a cardiac  event, the victim may be up to three times as likely to survive.   “The installation of this AED in Riverfront Park is another...

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On a crisp March evening in 2021, Scott LaBombard and friends gathered at the Municipal Playground in Westfield, Massachusetts for a game of pickleball.  LaBombard, who also serves as President of the Little League Association, had been trained in CPR and to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).  He had no idea as he made his first serve of the match, that he would soon need to rely on these skills to save the life of a friend. As LaBombard and friends were playing, they heard a loud crash come from the metal bleachers.  They looked over to find one...

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Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States in Both Men and Women. Research and studies show that roughly 50% of Cardiac Arrests are unwitnessed, and only about 10% of patients who experience a cardiac arrest in an out-of-hospital setting survive to hospital discharge (1). Because of these staggering statistics the importance of early bystander CPR and implementation of an AED during the early stages of a Cardiac Arrest remain very high priorities for healthcare professionals and the American Heart Association. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) allows us to circulate the blood and oxygen for a victim in...

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