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Lynnwood Equipping First Responders With Automatic Defibrillators

AED 

On December 18, 2014 the City of Lynnwood will be placing nineteen (19) state-of-the-art Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in service. Thirteen (13) of the new AED’s will be distributed to the Lynnwood Police Department and be carried in patrol vehicles to be used by trained police officers, with the remaining six (6) being placed on fire department emergency response units.

AEDStudies show that the rapid use of AED’s increases the chance of survival of sudden cardiac arrest by 50%. Sudden Cardiac arrest can occur anywhere, and is most often attributed to a heart attack or a heart rhythm disturbance.

In 2013, 60% of the patients seen by Lynnwood Paramedics with a witnessed cardiac arrest and having a shockable rhythm survived, whereas the national average is 33% survival.

The Lynnwood Fire Department encourages everyone to learn more about “Compressions Only CPR,”and CPR utilizing a Public Access Defibrillation with an AED to help make our community safer. Early CPR saves lives, and we encourage you to get involved.

The City of Lynnwood is committed to providing the highest level of service and emergency care to our residents and visitors.