FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

ESS Crossbow Photochromic Ballistic Eyeshield - ESS Eyepro
The ESS Crossbow Photochromic eyeshield are created using Transition Optics...

 
 
 

Top News

Seattle PD to Put AEDs in All Patrol Cars

November 02, 2006  | 

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) and the Seattle Police Foundation (SPF) have announced a collaboration that will result in full deployment of lifesaving equipment in Seattle PD patrol cars.

Forged between the SPF, Philips Medical Systems, private citizens Craig and Julie Tall, and the American Heart Association, the agreement will make Seattle PD one of the first major-city police departments to have AEDs in all patrol cars. The AED project is possible due to the generosity of Craig and Julie Tall, who are personally donating $100,000, and Philips’ donation of more than half of the needed devices—totaling more than $375,000. SPF will fund the remainder of the $630,000 project.

“Full deployment of AEDs in our police patrol cars will enhance the safety of the Seattle community as well as the police officers themselves. We are so appreciative to Craig and Julie Tall, Philips, and the Seattle Police Foundation. A project of this magnitude would not have happened without them,” says Chief Gil Kerlikowske.

“Because Philips HeartStart defibrillators are designed and manufactured in Seattle, we are especially pleased to have been chosen as the supplier of AEDs to the Seattle Police Department,” says Michael Miller, senior vice president, Cardiac Care for Philips Medical Systems. “We applaud the Seattle Police Foundation for its dedication to our police officers, and for bringing our community together to fund the AED program.”

The 225 units needed for full deployment will be installed in patrol cars beginning in November. All cars will be outfitted by June 2007.

For more information visit www.seattle.gov/police or www.ci.seattle.wa.us/police/foundation.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine