Saving Lives

By: Mike Tolbert
By: Mike Tolbert

New Automated Emergency Defibrillator machines, or AEDs, are being installed throughout the base.

Eglin has about 36 AEDs, but is expecting to double that number by the end of the year. Officials are also offering CPR training to anyone that wants it.

The machines can look intimidating, but trainers say with proper instruction, they're "dummy proof."

MSgt. Troy Christman of the 96th Medical Group says, "They walk you through the whole process tell you when to shock, when not to shock, tell you when to check for pulse, check for signs of circulation we call it now, and when to start CPR back up.”

Officials say in the United States, 700 people have heart attacks each day.


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