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Santa Barbara City Fire receives new AEDs

Posted at 8:00 PM, Feb 04, 2019

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department has received 25 new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The AEDs were purchased with Homeland Security Grant funds and have been placed on every fire engine, ladder truck and rescue vehicle in the city, replacing older model AEDs.

“Our goal is to increase survival from cardiac arrests, and that can only be done with engaged community members, rapid public safety response, early CPR and rapid use of AEDs,” said Fire Chief Eric Nickel.

The fire department is encouraging community members to learn Hands-Only CPR and download the PulsePoint app, which alerts citizens in close proximity to a cardiac arrest in a public location and the location of nearby AEDs.

Photo courtesy Santa Barbara City Fire Department