Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D) available at UMass Dartmouth

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Public Safety has acquired a Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator.

Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D) available at UMass Dartmouth 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Department of Public Safety has acquired a Heartstarter FR2 Automated External Defibrillator. The A.E.D. was funded by an anonymous donor to the university and has a value of about $2500.00. The department was professionally trained by Officer Macy Joseph of the Fairhaven Police Department and Corporal Ernest Chretien of the UMass Dartmouth Police. 

UMass Dartmouth police chief Mark Porter said, “Implementing the Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in our police cruisers allows our trained officers to respond quickly to sudden cardiac arrest emergencies on our campus. Early intervention of cardiac defibrillation can prove to be the difference between life and death. We know that cardiac arrest claims more than 350,000 lives outside the hospital annually. Studies have proven that early defibrillation, within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can save up to 50 percent of victims. 

Chief Mark Porter plans on equipping a second police cruiser with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) device this fall. 

Dr. Paul Bulat, Chief of Emergency Medical Services at South Coast Hospitals, was instrumental in putting the A.E.D. on line by providing services as a Medical Director, who oversees standardized training. Dr. Bulat has been responsible in providing medical direction for New Bedford E.M.S, Fairhaven Police, Acushnet Police, and the Mattapoisett Police.


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