Fire Department Replacing AED Units
The Colleyville Fire Department is in the process of replacing every AED (automatic external defibrillator) the City of Colleyville owns. The 50 new units will replace the existing units that have reached the end of their lifespan. AEDs are strategically placed throughout city facilities, as well as carried by police officers and other department supervisors.
An AED is used to help a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It is an easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
The fire department is also working on placing AEDs at several park concession stands including City Park and Pleasant Run Soccer Complex with plans to provide training to league volunteers of area sports associations.
Early CPR and defibrillation are the keys to saving lives during cardiac events, and we are proud to empower our citizens and employees to make a difference.