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March 12, 2014
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NY State Police double national average for AED 'saves'

"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"

The Post-Star News

NEW YORK — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that New York State Police were successful in 15 percent of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) saves for individuals under sudden cardiac arrest — a rate almost double the national average of eight percent.

“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,” Governor 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 State Police vehicles and state buildings are equipped with the devices, and troopers are given comprehensive, special training to use them in emergency situations. Between November 2007 and January 2014, State Police performed 170 saves using AEDs 1,095 times. State Police members and civilian employees are participating in CPR and AED training this week as part of a continuing recertification process.

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