I was wondering, does anyone in here carry a A.E.D. on the engines? Recently in a city about 10 miles away from where I live they had a house fire, which turned out to be an oven fire and when everything was under control one of their line officers just went down. They used an A.E.D. (Defeb.) to get him back. Thankfully he came back and he is still in the hospital. That incident raises a good question, does anyone in the forums carry an AED on any of their engines? I think that it is a good idea considering what happened in Salisbury. The cadets in my department are thinking about buying one to put on one of our engines for that very reason. So what do you guys do?
The collapse from SalisburyFire.Org:
March 16th- At approximately 1800 hours Station 16 was alerted for an Apartment Fire on Winder Street. With Truck 16 being out of service Truck 2 was automatically dispatched on the call. E16 arrived on the scene and 16B (Pusey) established Command. Initial crews handled a small kitchen fire. After directing Truck 2's crew, Assistant Chief Pusey collapsed on the scene. Paramedics and Firefighters from units on the scene immediately began CPR and after one defibrillation revived Pusey. He was transported to PRMC and will undergo surgery in a few days.