Eglin Air Force Base implements Public Access Defibrillation Program

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HeartSave Solutions Inc. and Eglin Air Force Base implements Public Access Defibrillation program with 38 Samaritan® Automated External Defibrillators.

Heartsave Solutions, Inc., a leading distributor of life-saving automated public access defibrillators, announced that Eglin Air Force Base has purchased 38 Samaritan® Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Eglin Air Force Base is home to the Air Force Materiel Command and the Air Armament Center. Eglin is one of the largest air force bases in the world, covering 724 square miles of reservation and 97,963 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf of Mexico. Eglin employs approximately 10,000 military and approximately 10,000 civilians.

Heartsave Solutions provided Eglin AFB with a detailed site assessment of their entire base to determine AED placement. Eglin AFB, following Heartsave Solutions proposal, purchased the AEDs along with Heartsave Solutions’ own manufactured premier wooden AED cabinets. The Heartsave Solutions team spent the week of January 10th through January 15th mounting the AED cabinets in the bases buildings, offices, schools and hangers. At that time Heartsave Solutions also placed all the Samaritan® AEDs into service for use on the base. During the same week, Heartsave Solutions’ “Out-Reach Training” team of paramedics taught seven classes of CPR and AED training to military and civilian employees of Eglin AFB. “Military and civilian employee safety is the top priority at all levels at Eglin Air Force Base”, stated Kathy Gleeson Heartsave Solutions’ President. By deploying the Samaritan AEDs at the base and in Security Force patrol vehicles, Eglin can safeguard a much greater number of individuals against a life-threatening heart attack. Heartsave Solutions is confident that we are providing the most technologically advanced and easy to use AEDs on the market. On January 15th, 2005 Eglin Air Force Bases public access defibrillation program was fully implemented.

Heartsave Solutions President Kathy Gleeson said, “It is heartening to see Eglin Air Force Base initiate a public accesses defibrillation program and aggressively deploy AEDs to protect its military and civilian population and its visitors from avoidable tragedy and death.”

About Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin leads the way for Air Force and Material Command in Installation Excellence. In partnership with more than 45 associate units, the Air Armament Center is the heart of the team that comprises the complete weapon-system life-cycle - from concept through development, acquisition, experimental testing, procurement, operational testing and final employment in combat. The Air Armament Center is one of four product centers in the Air Force Materiel Command. Serving as the focal point for all Air Force armament, the center is responsible for the development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air-delivered weapons. The 33rd Fighter Wing "Nomads" is the largest associate unit at Eglin AFB as well as a premier air-to-air combat unit of Air Combat Command. With two F-15C squadrons the wing's mission is to deploy worldwide and provide air superiority and air control.

About Heartsave Solutions

HeartSave Solutions is a woman owned small business specializing in implementation and support of Public Access Defibrillation programs. Heartsave Solutions offers a complete package of services including consulting, on-site analysis, policy and protocol writing, physician medical direction, AED selection, AED installation, cabinets and accessories, CPR & AED training, monitoring of expiration dates on batteries , AED pads and training certifications including 24 hour support. HeartSave Solutions is dedicated to supporting and serving together with U. S. Military Officers, Enlisted Soldiers and civilians who are protecting America’s freedoms and preserving peace. We can individualize a public access defibrillation program that can meet the needs of any company.

For more information contact Heartsave Solutions; Kathy Gleeson, or Ed O’Brien at 866-433-3427 or visit the website:

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