Grand Rapids Police officials said The Automated External Defibrillators, better known as AED’s, will be installed in every police car soon.
An AED is a portable device that checks a heartbeat and can send an electric shock to the heart to restore its rhythm. AEDs are often used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
Grand Rapids police SGT. Cathy Williams says the addition of AED’s could potentially save lives as police cruisers are usually the first responders to an emergency call.