Can AEDs be inspected by FF Admin?
As an AED (defibrillator) consultant I express the hope that AEDs in high-rises will come under the aegis of FF infrastructure/administrators.
My rationale for this is the fact that tower buildings are poorly protected against sudden cardiac arrests, and vehicular rescues by EMS simply take too long to reach the victim.
Ergo my proposal to the IFC (Fire Code people) is as follows for 2013:
“408.12.1* Public Access Defibrillation. Elevator lobbies shall include an automated external defibrillator (AED) in an approved location.”
http://elevaed.com/wp-content/upload...el-121x251.jpgThe root idea is that an alliance with the AED industry would modestly expand the duties of FF's into the health safety area, by inspecting AEDs, and possibly emergency panel (NG911 Cloud) computers that might accompany and support AEDs (see image).
What is your read on this concept - is it practical, worthwhile, doomed, destined, or...??
Can the AED industry work with FF's to bring high-rise SCA rescues in-house, and have FF's inspect (not maintain) it? What obstacles would you expect?
Any comments much appreciated.