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Lodi police get 4 new defibrillators

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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 am

For more than six years, Jim Baum has talked to anyone and everyone about a device called a defibrillator.

The Lodi resident has them installed at his three homes and two mobile home parks, and he makes sure his neighbors all have easy access and even hosts parties to remind them how to use the devices.

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  • posted at 4:36 pm on Thu, Feb 18, 2010.


    I don't know anyone that wouldn't want one of these things around if the old ticker went flat.

  • posted at 9:43 am on Mon, Feb 15, 2010.


    I'm sure most of you would change your tune when you, or your loved one, benefits from one of these defibrillators at the scene of your/their heart attack.

  • posted at 12:39 am on Sat, Feb 13, 2010.


    We will like to share with your readers on what First Aid Corps trying to improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrests.In our efforts to locate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) locations, we have collaborated with a volunteer organization The Extraordinaries (www.beextra.org) to get iPhone users to locate AEDs worldwide. You can view some of the AEDs that were located by iPhone users at www.firstaidcorps.org. For the public to participate, they just need to follow our org "First Aid Corps" in that app to get access to our missions.How the world society benefits is that we have an iPhone app to locate AED locations throughout the world. It is called AED Nearby. You can view the screenshots and a video on it at www.firstaidcorps.org. You can download it for free from the app store.

  • posted at 1:31 pm on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    amiee - I am sorry to see you misinterpreted what I wrote. Please go back and re-read it....there is no conspiracy theory there. Tried to post a better explanation before, but it appears to have disappeared.

  • posted at 11:28 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    t jefferson: thank you for your conspiracy theory regarding the government/police and it's evil plot to take away your rights with a defibrillator. God forbid you or someone you may know would need this device.

  • posted at 7:20 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    I hope they work on folks who get Tasered!

  • posted at 4:51 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    tJeff: I just read an article about DeFibs. Where did you get all that unrelated, unconnected crap ??? Can you ever stay on topic ??

  • posted at 3:50 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    Jason-Actually quite a few Leo's are EMT's. Every CHP is and many Depts are Public Safety Depts so there is a lot of cross training.In addition you don't need a lot of specialized training to operate these AED's. They literally talk to you and run system checks on it's own, ie; Pads in right location, perform breathing, perform chest pumps, etc. If you know and are certified in CPR this is the next logical step in training.These are very simple to use. Every store such as WM, Target, etc. should have one and give everyone in Mgt the basic training needed.Speaking of liability, you will soon start to see entities (stores, schools, etc.) being held liable for NOT having these simple to use devices on hand. You watch.

  • posted at 3:14 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    Sure they are a great device but how many people need to be responding to a heart attack? Maybe we can send a street sweeper and someone from the parks department too just in case. When did police officers become EMTs? I don't know too much about police training but I don't think that is part of it. 3 firemen and 2 paramedics should be sufficient.

  • posted at 3:02 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    I can see it now, any drunk found passed out on the sidewalk will automatically be defibrillated. Are police trained medical professionals or will the new motto be "when in doubt, whip it out" the defibrillator I mean.

  • posted at 1:44 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    There goes T Jefferson singing his same usual song...

  • posted at 1:01 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    reminds me of that song that Don Johnson sang in the 80's. Heartbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat, lookin for a Heartbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat.Its really a terrible a song, but you should check it out

  • posted at 12:42 am on Fri, Feb 12, 2010.


    Here comes the liability train...oh wait the police can't be sued for failure to provide service. Load up those police cars with more questionable stuff. AED...check, machine gun...check, tear gas...check, taser...check, computer to spy on taxpayers...check, armored tank...on the way, common sense in policing...error-error-error--does not compute.

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