As a result of this important partnership, Stayton Police Department, Stayton Fire District, and Santiam Ambulance will all respond simultaneously to cardiac arrest emergencies in order to start lifesaving care as soon as possible and increase survival of cardiac events. By continuing our close partnership, Stayton’s first responders are now even better prepared to answer the call of the community in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.
AED Total Solution (http://www.aedtotalsolution.com) provides staggering statistics regarding sudden cardiac arrest: • Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year.
• 50% of victims of sudden cardiac arrest have no prior symptoms, and many have no previous history of heart disease.
• For each minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest decreases by 7-10%.
• In sudden cardiac arrest, brain death occurs within 4-6 minutes of victim’s collapse.
• If the necessary life-saving equipment and first aid does not arrive in time, typical survival rates are only 2%-5%.