January 4, 2012
NEW — 2:45 p.m. Jan. 4, 2012
New equipment and training provided to King County Sheriff’s deputies could mean the difference between life or death for residents facing a cardiac arrest emergency.
King County Emergency Medical Services, a division of Public Health — Seattle and King County, will distribute 53 Automated External Defibrillators to deputies interested in the training.
Those deputies can be dispatched to a cardiac arrest call along with emergency medical responders.
Equipped deputies who arrive first to the scene of a cardiac arrest will be trained to start resuscitation and deliver the first defibrillator shocks. As soon as emergency medical responders arrive on the scene, they will take over resuscitation duties.