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Tampa Rotary - Tampa PD

Tampa Rotary - Tampa PD

Rotary Club of Tampa Presents TPD with Last of 111 AED Donation

January 2016

UPDATE! The Tampa Rotary has now donated 111 AEDs to the Tampa Police Department.  Congratulations on a great job.

June 26, 2015

This week, the Tampa Rotary presented the last of the Philips FRx AEDs to the Tampa Police Department -- completing the mission it set to achive with Project Lifesaver -- an initiative that sought to put 106 AEDs in TPD's patrol cars. 

The AEDs have already been used -- including saving one person from sudden cardiac arrest. 



Rotary Club of Tampa Donates 25 Philips FRx AEDs to the Tampa Police Department 

September 30, 2014

Yesterday the Rotary Club of Tampa Bay donated 25 Philips FRx Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Tampa Police Department.  As part of their Centennial Celebration, they pledged to raise money to outfit 100 police cars with AEDs.  The goal is to save lives in the community. 

View Video below or visit http://youtu.be/9kW2fm2O4_c




Tampa Police Corporal Michael Rivera wished he would have had access to an AED during the four times he performed CPR.  He knows an AED would have greatly increased the chances of survival.  Police are often first on the scene as they monitor 911 calls.  Rivera said the AEDs are lifesaving.  The percentages of surviving cardiac arrest go down the longer a victim is down.  The officers can now grab the AED from the car and respond quickly. 

 View video below or visit http://youtu.be/qrlW7uLONOE



Please view the Rotary Club of Tampa Bay AED Lifesaver Project video at www.vimeo.com/89751099.  Find out how you can help make a difference in the Tampa community or make a contribution.  Every dollar counts.  They will even match funding of $500 or more at www.rotarycluboftampa.org/lifesaver.


April 15, 2014

Rotary Club of Tampa Bay and Tampa Police Department Raise Funds for AEDs

The Rotary Club of Tampa and the Tampa Police Department formed a joint effort to help save lives through Rotary Project Lifesaver, an initiative in the club hope to raise at least $100,000 to buy and deploy Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in patrol cars during 2014 – the club’s 100th anniversary.

"Police officers are often the first on scene when people are suffering from cardiac arrest, and a matter of moments can mean life or death," commented Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor. "All of us at TPD are sincerely grateful for this joint initiative with the Rotary for donating these critically important devices. There's no doubt that their vision and efforts will save lives."

The planning and execution of the club's AED donation project was led by Rotarian William A. Gillen Jr., a former Rotary Club president and leading Tampa attorney. Gillen worked closely with the Tampa Police Department's leadership to develop plans to streamline the delivery and deployment of the AEDs in patrol units.

After a six-month, thorough review of the technology and its application in emergency situations in the outdoor tropical environment, along with examination of the experience of other public safety agencies,  the Rotary Club chose Altra Medical of Pinellas Park (www.altramedical.com) from which the AEDs will be purchased.

Gillen said the AEDs received from Altra Medical were immediately placed in patrol cars to be ready for use in sudden cardiac arrest situations.

 Tampa Rotary AED Donation

Rotarian William A. Gillen, Jr., and Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and others celebrate the donation of four AEDs to the department.

The Tampa Rotary invites the public to help support them on this project.  For more information go to their website:   http://www.rotarycluboftampa.org/lifesaver .


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