NYSP Double National Average for Saving Lives Using AEDs

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/03 2014 02:08PM

Updated 03/03 2014 02:37PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Police double the national average for saving lives using AEDs.

A press release says New York State Police were successful in 15% of automated external defibrillators (AED) saves for individuals under sudden cardiac arrest. 

“In the last several years, hundreds of New Yorkers who went into sudden cardiac arrest were saved thanks to the training, dedication and quick action of the New York State Police,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “This is just another way that our State Troopers are stepping in to help protect New Yorkers when danger strikes. I commend Superintendent D’Amico and the entire State Police for their continued commitment to keeping New York safe.”

All marked New York State Police vehicles and state buildings are equipped with AED devices. 

A press release says between 2007 and January 2014, NY troopers performed 170 saves using AEDs.

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