Three heart attack victims have already been saved by Bellevue police officers who have successfully applied Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s). Since February of 2010, all 44 police cars of the Bellevue Police Department have been equipped with the AED’s.
They are now dispatched at the same time as Fire Department personnel in the hopes of providing the quickest response time for those experiencing cardiac arrest. The new AED program is a two year study led by Public Health Seattle/King County and King County Emergency Medical Services. The AED’s are provided by Philips Healthcare and the maintenance program is supported by the Bellevue Police Foundation.