By Alex Glenn • 01 September 2021 • 12:11
Benidorm local police get semiautomatic defibrillators to help save lives Credit: Local police
Benidorm local police get semiautomatic defibrillators to help save lives, in the area.
The local police in Benidorm have now been equipped with a series of AEDs (Semiautomatic Defibrillators). According to the police 80 per cent of cardiac arrests occur in homes or on public roads. The police now hope they can help out more as they have 10 vehicles equipped with AEDs.
The most important thing for survival rates is speed and this is where the local police will be able to help out in the future.
The local police took to Facebook and said: “From today 10 vehicles of the Benidorm Local Police 👮 are equipped with an AED (Semiautomatic Defibrillator). Cardiac arrest 💔 is a problem that occurs unexpectedly and relatively frequently. Eighty percent of cases occur in homes or on public roads, where it is only possible to help these people immediately through the use of AEDs by witnesses or first responders. Speed is an essential factor in increasing the survival rate and minimising the after-effects of cardiac arrest.
“For the use of these devices, a training course has been given to all the officers of the operational services and 5 patrol cars, 1 off-road vehicle and 4 motorbikes have been equipped with these devices. With this distribution, the aim is to minimise response times, as well as to cover all types of situations such as rural areas.”
All the officers have been trained on how to use the new equipment, and are ready to help out.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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