New Lifesaving Equipment In The Hands Of Desoto County Deputies

New Lifesaving Equipment In The Hands Of Desoto County Deputies

New lifesaving equipment is in the hands of those who serve and protect.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - New lifesaving equipment is in the hands of those who serve and protect.

Desoto County sheriff's deputies received eight defibrillators today.

They were donated by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association.

Deputies are now being trained how to use them.

The machines are being installed in patrol cars.

The sheriff's department often gets to the scene of an emergency before medical help arrives. Deputies can now start working on those suffering from cardiac arrest.

It's proven using a defibrillator within the first three to seven minutes of an attack can save a life.

“We have them in our jail and two weeks ago we had an event in our jail that I witnessed. A defibrillator was used to save someone's life,” chief deputy Macon Moore said.

“It's vey important to have these things within reach if something happens we need to get these on someone in 7 minutes, hopefully within three minutes to keep them going so its really importing to have these in the sheriffs deputy's cars,” Chip Johnson said.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the u-s. 300,000 Americans die each year from it.
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus