WYCOMBE, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — While helping to save the
life of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim is all part of the job
for Lingohocken Fire Company Chief Greg
Jakubowski of Wycombe, Penn., he will be more than happy to accept
a free Public Access Defibrillator (PAD/AED) from
Chambersburg-based Your Safety Company
and HeartSine Technologies, Inc.
on Tuesday, October 5. The companies opted to donate the HeartSine
samaritan® PAD after Chief Jakubowski successfully deployed a
PAD to save a Jamison man at the Fox Heath Farm in Furlong,
Buckingham Township, last month.
Chief Jakubowski credits the favorable outcome at Fox Heath Farm
to the CPR efforts of the bystanders on the scene, the rapid access
to the PAD, and the advanced life support provided by the
Proximity always helps. The rescue was part of the Lingohocken
Fire Company’s paramedic assistance program, designed to respond to
emergency cardiac arrest calls in the 26 square miles in and around
Wycombe. The program was established in December 2008, and this is
its first successful deployment. “As a volunteer fire company, we
have people out in the community every day in different locations
and can at times respond quickly to a call for help from people in
cardiac arrest. Having access to a defibrillator can save minutes
in response time. That can make the difference in saving a life.
That was true in this particular incidence at Fox Heath Farm,”
“I’ve used an AED twice on emergency scenes to successfully
resuscitate victims of SCA. They are amazing life saving devices
that can take a potentially tragic situation and turn it into a
wonderful ending,” he said.
Your Safety Company Sales Manager Lynn Sechrist said, “As a
distributor of first aid, safety and emergency supplies for over 30
years, Your Safety Company is