|The AED Program|
|In September 1997, the Glendora Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County (and the second in the state of California) to train and equip its officers with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). An AED is used to deliver an electrical shock to the heart of a victim that has suffered sudden cardiac arrest. The shock can help a heart that is quivering beat normally again, something not possible with CPR alone.||
The Department purchased 16 Philips AEDs and one was placed into each patrol car, giving officers immediate access to this life-saving tool. To date, Glendora Police Officers have used the AEDs to save the lives of 26 heart attack victims including a man who collapsed while playing basketball, a female whose heart stopped while she was eating in a restaurant, and a man who went into cardiac arrest just after taking a jog.
Each AED costs about $3500, and each set of pads using during a rescue costs about $40. If you are interested in supporting our AED Program, please use our Glendora Police Department Donation Form.