Wyoming Police cruisers now equipped with AEDs

6:29 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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Man demonstrates how to perform CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator on a practice dummy. (AP image)

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police are now better equipped to save lives while on the job. Thursday, city officers learned how to use the department's new automatic external defibrillators.

Each police cruiser will carry an AED unit and three defibrillators will be located in the police station.

AEDs are normally used when someone is having a heart attack, electrically stimulating the heart. The 30 units cost the city about $60,000.

Lt. Kirt Zuiderveen says the average AED lasts about 10 years, but says ""it's well worth it" if one life is saved.

Wyoming Police have always been certified in CPR and using an AED, but this is the first time the police department has been equipped with the devices.

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