Fraternal Order of Police
Land O'Lakes Lodge #126
Cost Per AED
We did it!
In fact . . .
thanks to YOU,
THANK YOU for supporting this project, and helping law enforcement save lives in Noble County!
WHY THIS PROJECT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR NOBLE COUNTY:
According to the Institute of Medicine, cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals. In fact, every year in the U.S., approximately 395,000 cases of cardiac arrest occur outside of a hospital setting, in which less than 6 percent survive. Not because of lack of treatment…but rather — due to lack of time.
Studies have shown time and again that EVERY SECOND COUNTS when responding to and treating a victim of a heart attack. In fact, for EVERY MINUTE that passes without CPR & defibrillation, the chances of surviving a heart attack DECREASES by 7-10%.
As few as 1 in 10 people survive a heart attack outside of a hospital.
Unlike ambulatory services, which are centrally located at the hospital, police units are constantly moving around the county. By equipping these vehicles with AED’s, we can reduce the response time to a heart-related emergency by 5-10 minutes.
If we save just ONE life using a police AED, it’s money well spent!