NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced today it will work together with the Newtown Township Police Department (Pennsylvania) to help fulfill its goal of having a HeartSine AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in every squad car.
To kick off the collaboration, the company has donated the HeartSine samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator , HeartSine's lifesaving product for the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest .
Police officers are the first responders in cardiac arrest event and often arrive on the scene before emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. Therefore, it is important that they are prepared to treat individuals suffering from cardiac arrest with equipment designed to save lives.
HeartSine Automated External Defibrillator  (AED) products provide clinically advanced, lifesaving SCOPE™ technology in a single, portable unit. The samaritan PAD 300P is designed to treat children and adults. Its simple two-button operation makes it easy to use by rescuers of all skill levels. The unit is completely self-contained. There is no lid to open, complex displays or controls.
"When responding to a cardiac emergency, there is little time to react. The HeartSine samaritan PAD 300P is easy-to-use and reliable. It's also lightweight, meaning it's easy to grab it from our squad cars, so we can administer treatment more quickly," said Paul Deppi, Officer, EMT, Newtown Township, PA Police Department. "The audio and visual prompts on the samaritan PAD make it easy to save a life, and the durability provides me with confidence that the Heart